Shelby Sebens

New Study Shows Gap in Medicaid Reimbursement Funding

The Oregon Health Care Association is asking legislators for cost of living adjustments in the 2015-17 budget to meet the growing needs of low-income seniors.

Funding to care for Oregon’s seniors isn’t keeping up with the growing number of the aging population most in need, according to a study by Portland State University.

Advocates Say Campaign Finance Reform Key to Health Industry Changes

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A constitutional amendment sitting in the Senate Rules Committee would put limits on campaign contributions

Healthcare advocates say a bill making its way through the Legislature that would allow Oregonians to put limits on campaign contributions is key to reforming the health industry.

Advocates Maneuver Baby Boomers through Medicare

Local Medicare expert reaches out to aging population

With about 71 million Americans expected to be on Medicare and Medicaid by 2029, the need for those entering or already on federal health programs is stronger than ever, local health advocates say.

Home Care Agencies Want State to Follow Its Own Rules

Training and educational requirements appear not to be the same for home care workers who appear on the state registry

Owners of private in-home care agencies in Oregon are advocating for legislation that would add regulatory and training requirements for independent care workers registered under a new state program.

Portland Think Tank Introduces New Approach to Decrease Childhood Illness

Nutrition, decreased environmental hazards key to preventing miscarriages, cancer, think tank says.

A Portland-based think tank is hopeful that a focused approach on the health of a mother before and during pregnancy could be the revolutionary breakthrough that helps prevent everything from miscarriages to neurological disorders such as autism.

Samaritan Health Trains Healthcare Workers to Treat Infectious Diseases

Ebola outbreak prompts biohazard discussion with Larry Mullins taking the lead.

An Oregon hospital is working to train healthcare professionals across the state on how to deal with infectious diseases in the wake of the Ebola outbreak last year in West Africa that brought the deadly disease for the first time to the United States.

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