Jessica Floum

Willamette Valley Medicaid Insurer Will Drop Out of Oregon Health Plan  

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The major Medicaid insurer in the Willamette Valley will not apply for a piece of the state’s largest procurement in history -- the next contract to cover Oregon’s more than 1 million low-income Medicaid patients.

Gov. Kate Brown May Consider Repealing Health Insurance Rule That Saves $270M Per Biennium

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Gov. Kate Brown suggested Friday that she would consider rolling back a rule that prevents the state from double paying for state employees in the same family who are eligible for health coverage on their spouses’ plans.

Oregon Legislators Could Limit Hospital Tax Breaks, Increase Financial Scrutiny

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Oregon legislators are on track to propose bills that would increase financial reporting requirements and could limit property tax breaks for hospitals based on how much they spend on charity care and employee pay.

After More Than Year-Long Search, Medicaid Director Returns

Oregon has chosen a familiar face to lead the state's Medicaid program as it heads towards the next phase, with a focus on mental health, value-based payments that reward outcomes instead of performing procedures and social determinants of health like housing.

Oregon’s former Medicaid director Lori Coyner will return to the role on Jan. 28, filling the vacancy she left in 2017.

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