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Providers Waste Millions On Low-Value Treatments, Report Says

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The study identified nearly 10 million health services Oregonians received between 2016 and 2018, and found that 40% of those services provided little medical benefit compared to their costs.

Health Insurers’ Q1 Financial Filings Portend Difficult Year

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Commercial health insurers in Oregon struggled to stem financial losses through the first quarter of 2020, previewing what could be a chaotic year for the insurance industry as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the health care system.

Hospitals Face Tough Choices: Cut, Dive Into Reserves Or Seek Partnerships

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In mid-March, as Oregon health officials braced for a crush of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Kate Brown ordered hospitals to postpone elective surgeries to ensure adequate bed space and equipment for coronavirus patients.

Oregon Health Insurers Seek Modest Premium Increases For 2021

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Oregonians who purchase individual or small-group health insurance plans on the marketplace will see only modest rate increases in 2021, the second straight year cost growth has been held largely in check after years of steep price hikes.

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