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Wyden Says Trump Administration Could Derail Oregon's Medicaid Waiver

At the same time, Wyden is fairly certain the federal government will sign off on the waiver before President Obama leaves office.

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.

Policy Board Wrestles with Future of CCOs

The Legislature is expected to delve into how CCOs are being run when they gather in Salem next February and consider recommendations from the Policy Board.

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.

Hospital Executives Earned $94.4 Million in 2014

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That figure represented 150 executives who worked in Oregon’s nonprofit hospitals

Top-ranking hospital executives command huge salaries, particularly those whose domain includes multiple medical centers in Oregon.

SEIU Local 49 Wins Contract at PeaceHealth St. John’s

The healthcare system has been troubled by employee dissatisfaction while top executives continue to leave with no end in sight.

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.

Beth O’Brien Leaves PeaceHealth

The chief operating officer announced her sudden departure in a memo to 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.

Dental Sealants Called into Question

The issue revolves around the effectiveness of glass ionomer sealants to prevent tooth decay among schoolchildren.

The Oregon Health Authority is being challenged about its decision to restrict the use of dental sealants among schoolchildren.

Legislative Breakfast Forum Rescheduled to January 25

Oregon Health Forum brings together legislators from both sides of the aisle and Governor Brown’s health policy advisor to discuss health policy bills likely to surface during the 2017 session.

Because of the inclement weather expected in Portland this week, Oregon Health Forum has rescheduled its legislative breakfast forum to Wednesday, January 25.

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