Oregon Health Policy Board to meet April 5 in Portland at OHSU

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting April 5 at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing in Portland. The board will hear an update on Oregon’s 1115 Waiver with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and discuss primary, preventive and chronic care. The board may take action or provide guidance on these topics. Public testimony regarding Oregon’s 1115 Waiver with CMS is encouraged and will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 11:35 a.m.

When: Tuesday, April 5, 8:30-11:45 a.m.

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting also will be available via live web stream. A link to the live-stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board’s meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public can also call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda: Director’s report, board protocols discussion; Public Health Advisory Board charter approval; health system transformation and primary care; Oregon’s 1115 Waiver discussion; public testimony regarding Oregon’s 1115 Waiver; other public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board’s meeting page atwww.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. You also can learn more about Oregon’s Waiver renewal process and find documents on the board’s website atwww.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/health-reform/cms-waiver.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodation, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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