Six Oregon hospitals will have their Medicare payments cut in 2017 after federal officials found high rates of patient injuries stemming from infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls and the presence of bacteria resistant to drugs.
While Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to approve Oregon’s multi-year waiver before President-elect Trump takes office, there still could be trouble ahead, according to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR.
Once again The Lund Report is credited with bringing yet another breaking news development to the surface.
Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) is quite adamant that the state’s coordinated care organizations need to revamp their governance structure by holding their board meetings in public so everyone can see how their money is being spent, with community members representing a majority of the board.
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Top-ranking hospital executives command huge salaries, particularly those whose domain includes multiple medical centers in Oregon.
Almost the same time that Beth O’Brien announced her departure as chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, the troubled healthcare system once again found itself confronting dissatisfaction among its employees.
The sudden resignation of Beth O’Brien, chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, comes just weeks after three top-level executives at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart, lost their jobs.
The Oregon Health Authority is being challenged about its decision to restrict the use of dental sealants among schoolchildren.
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