Without mentioning President Trump by name, the president of Oregon Health & Science University expressed dismay at the immigration policies he’s put forward at a luncheon attended by more than 200 policy wonks, legislators and employees at the Portland Art Museum yesterday.
The recent study by the RAND Corp. that looked at the feasibility of a single payer system has given renewed hope to advocates, while concerns are being raised about how such a system would play out fi
An outsider, Sean Gregory, is expected to take over the Columbia Network region for PeaceHealth which includes its Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver and St. John’s Medical Center in Longview.
With the new administration threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act, what could be the impact on the state’s CCO? Even though Oregon does have a new federal waiver for the next five years, there’s no assurances of any new money. And, with the state facing a $1.7 billion budget shortfall, could healthcare be on the chopping line?
Recently the federal government announced that Medicare payments are being cut to hospitals this year that have a high rate of patient injuries. Oregon Health & Science University was among them.
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Oregon hospitals spent $33.3 billion on independent contractors during 2014, according to a detailed analysis by The Lund Report.
After a hearing was scheduled to consider the nomination of Congressman Tom Price as the next Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, Senator Ron Wyden issued the following statement:
The healthcare industry is being called upon to absorb the looming budget hole faced by Oregon lawmakers when they gather in Salem next month.
Now that Oregon has had its federal waiver renewed for another five years, what’s ahead for the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations? Will for-profit organizations be excluded from the next contracts? Will there be more transparency in how CCOs are spending their money?