Oregon state officials held the first steering committee meeting Wednesday to improve how the state’s criminal justice and behavioral health systems treat people experiencing a mental health crisis.
With the window for people to buy their own health insurance openingThursday, insurance agents are urging patients to review their insurance plans for potential changes and opportunities for discounts.
Oregon released guidelines Thursday that encourage providers to prescribe opioids for acute pain only when necessary and to limit the length of time that patients take the painkillers.
Oregon health experts called for greater drug pricing transparency, increased competition from foreign drug markets and better data to keep down pharmaceutical costs at an Oregon Health Forum breakfast on Tuesday.
The Oregon Health Authority will pay coordinated care organizations 4.2 percent more for Medicaid patients in 2019 than in 2018, missing its goal of keeping cost increases to 3.4 percent or less.