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John Kitzhaber On Medicaid: 'We've Lost Our Sense Of Vision'

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About five years ago, Oregon adopted an innovative Medicaid system that enabled the state to expand health care to nearly 1 million people today. But the system does not have a steady source of funds. This year Oregon's Medicaid funding gap was $950 million.

Zeke Smith, Lisa Watson Join Policy Board

Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed new members to the Oregon Health Policy Board – the policy-making and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority. Zeke Smith and Lisa Watson have replaced Nita Werner and Lillian Shirley.

Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed new members to the Oregon Health Policy Board – the policy-making and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority. Zeke Smith and Lisa Watson have replaced Nita Werner and Lillian Shirley.

State Regulators Fine Providence $20,000

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The health plan failed to explain why it needed additional information before paying claims
May 25, 2011 -- Providence Health Plan was fined $20,000 by the Department of Consumer and Business Services for failing to explain why it needed additional information before paying claims.
 

The Lund Report Joins Oregonian News Network

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We’re part of a brand new venture created by The Oregonian which will expand our coverage throughout the state and beyond
May 6, 2011 -- We're pleased to announce The Lund Report is now part of The Oregonian News Network, a new pilot program that puts OregonLive at the center of the local online conversation.
 

Pam Vukovich Retires as Legacy CFO

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January 26, 2011 -- Pam Vukovich, the chief financial officer for Legacy Health System, is retiring. Scott Johnson, vice president of finance, is stepping into her shoes on an interim basis while a process recruitment is under way.

Vukovich, who spent more than 27 years with Legacy, was its interim CEO in 2008 following the departure of Bob Pallari. She also has been chief administrative officer for its system office for the past several years.

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