Diane Lund-Muzikant

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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No Decision yet on OHSU/Moda Arrangement

The two parties signed a letter of intent last November.

A year ago, Oregon Health & Science University signed a letter of intent with Moda Health to convert its $50 million surplus note into an equity position in the health insurer. In that letter, they said a decision would be made by the end of this year.

Governor Brown Releases Budget on Dec. 1

Cuts are anticipated given the state’s $1.5 billion shortfall next biennium.

When Gov. Kate Brown releases her budget for the 2017-19, investing in kids and lifting families out of poverty will be her top priority, according to a statement released earlier today.

Register Today for Our Dec. 15 Legislative Forum

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.

With the defeat of the corporate tax measure, lawmakers will face more pressure to fund healthcare services with the Oregon Health Authority anticipating a $1 billion shortfall next biennium.

OMA Building Up for Sale

The Partners Group, one of its three owners, has outgrown its current space.

The Oregon Medical Association building in the Tigard Triangle has come onto the market, with Portland Colliers International as the listing agent.

PeaceHealth Labs May Be on the Market

The potential contenders include Lab Corps or Quest Diagnostics, both of which run international laboratory networks.

PeaceHealth Labs, formerly known as Oregon Medical Labs, could be on the chopping block. Rumors are circulating that the company is likely to be sold to Lab Corps or Quest Diagnostics.

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