Primary care providers have become the backbone of healthcare reform, and are challenged to do more than ever to reduce costs and improve outcomes. And it’s not just the obvious physical problems, but behavioral issues as well.
The Oregon Health Authority uses performance metrics and quality measures to evaluate the performance of Coordinated Care Organizations – and determine whether they are, in fact, improving care, improving health and lowering costs.
Every 30 seconds in the U.S. someone is diagnosed with cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, that’s more than 1.2 million Americans each year whose lives are suddenly changed by an emotionally staggering and an expensive disease. Even with insurance, co-pays and co-insurance can be financially overwhelming, not to mention the potential income loss if someone needs to take time off work for treatment, or even loses their job.
For over 20 years, the Oregon Master of Public Health program, Oregon’s first accredited MPH-granting entity, has trained Oregonians and students across the country to work in and contribute to the ever-changing field of public health.
Tooth decay leads to increased healthcare costs, missed school days and chronic pain. Even so, oral health often takes a back seat to preventive health measures such as eating right, being active and having annual wellness exams.
While most teenagers are texting friends, posting pictures to Instagram, or tethered to some other form of technology, a group of students at Molalla High School are busy gardening, supporting the community, and learning
It’s hard to ace, much less pass, an algebra test with a pesky cold. But for some students, accessing care for that cold isn’t as easy as telling someone they don’t feel well.
Insurance agents (also known as brokers, consultants, or producers) have an important role in the health insurance marketplace, and have become more important with enactment of the Affordable Care Act.
Applied behavior analysis therapy is now available to the children of state employees, following a unanimous decision by the Public Employees Benefit Board on Tuesday, which authorized the state to begin paying for treatment as of August 1.