Lynne Terry

Briefly: CMS Warns Consumers About Heavy Call Volume Approaching Enrollment Deadline

Consumers who phone the federal call center to enroll in health insurance for 2019 may be asked to leave their contact information but they'll still be able to enroll after Saturday's deadline.

As expected, the federal health insurance online marketplace is getting hit by a heavy volume of consumers trying to sign up for health insurance by Saturday's deadline.

OHSU's Chief Names Head Of Research In First Executive Appointment.

Peter Barr-Gillespie will earn $500,000 in his new role overseeing research at Oregon Health & Science University and advising President Dr. Danny Jacobs.

Oregon Health & Science University’s new president has appointed one of the university’s top scientists his chief advisor on research strategy and a member of the executive team.

Oregon Aims to Eliminate Hepatitis C Infections

The state has the highest mortality rate in the country but a move by the Oregon Health Authority to expand expensive treatment could wipe out the virus, if medical modeling is correct.

The Oregon Health Authority is moving to expand treatment for hepatitis C to everyone on the Oregon Health Plan who’s infected.

Oregon Health Insurance Enrollment Down With 2 Weeks To Go

Enrollment for 2019, which runs through Dec. 15, is lagging by nearly 20 percent even though subsidies are available for a family of four earning up to $100,000 and individuals who make $48,000.

Oregonians who are not on Medicaid, Medicare or covered by their employer only have two more weeks to sign up for health insurance for next year.

State Ethics Officials Fine Former Chief of Benefit Board $20,000

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission fined James Raussen the maximum amount for numerous violations, including a night in Las Vegas, wine tasting, a Portland Trail Blazer playoff game and lavish meals.

Oregon ethics officials have fined the former director of a state agency in charge of insurance benefits for educators $20,000 for numerous violations.

Estate Sues Providence In Wrongful Death Of Man With Dementia Who Wandered Off

A lawsuit seeks at least $2 million in the death of a man admitted to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Southwest Portland who was found a day later, in Hillsboro, shaking and wet at a bus stop.

Providence Health & Services faces a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that a patient with dementia wandered out of the hospital and died after being found alone outside on a cold, rainy day.

Briefly: Avoid All Romaine Lettuce Over E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual alert on Tuesday, saying all romaine from any source should be tossed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual alert on Tuesday, warning the public to avoid all romaine lettuce over an outbreak of E. coli.

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