Affordable housing is in short supply particularly for people living with mental illness and addictions. The $20 million boost can definitely make a difference.
There’s little incentive for insurers to support payment reform, according to Harold Miller, president and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, So it’s time that providers and purchasers work together with a neutral community facilitator like the Oregon Health Care Quality
A report due to the Legislature Fiscal Office June 30 will start with a recommendation to fund a $30 million first phase of modernization focused on communicable disease and environmental health programs to combat air toxins and lead in the water.
The state’s Medicaid fraud unit covers 81,000 Medicaid providers including doctors, nurses, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, durable medical equipment suppliers, home care workers, medical transport companies – any facility receiving Medicaid funds even if the victim is not a Medic
Describing a friend in crisis who spent more than 40 hours without care in an emergency room waiting for an inpatient psychiatric bed to open, Jason Renaud, founder of the Mental Health Association of Portland, says the system has “lost trust.”
The documentary by Dr. Kevin Johnson highlights how 200,000 deaths each year result from misinformation or no information, and how a quarter of healthcare spending is unneeded with duplicate testing expensive and sometimes dangerous.
Three new benefits will be available to Oregon Health Plan members on July 1 -- dentures, alternative treatments for back pain and a new treatment to prevent autistic children from harming themselves.
David Hopkins of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is “optimistic” that California’s tobacco tax on the November ballot will be successful because the last attempt, in 2012, only narrowly failed. California’s tobacco tax now is just half the national average.
Public health officials have a newly defined set of foundational goals and even tools to see how far they are now from hitting them -- including a calculator for needed dollar amounts to plug into the state’s budget cycle starting this June.
Pharmacies and transitional medication management are among the next priorities of the new executive director of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission, Rebecca “Gwen” Cox, told The Lund Report.