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Legislators Pinpoint Salem Health in Bad Actor Bill

Sen. Alan Bates called the legal dispute a threat to Oregon’s efforts to transform its healthcare system while Gov. John Kitzhaber hopes the issue can be resolved through mediation.


June 11, 2013 —  Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford, said he would work to keep an amended version of the bad actor bill alive, calling the legal dispute in Salem a threat to Oregon’s ability to transform its healthcare system.

Salem Health Requests Mediation as Bad Actor Bill Moves Through Legislature

House Bill 3309, designed to put pressure on Salem Health and its local CCO, Willamette Valley Community Health, passed the House Rules Committee on a 7-1 vote Thursday afternoon and was sent to the Joint Committee on Ways & Means.


May 31, 2013 — Pressure from the state Legislature has succeeded in pushing Salem Health toward mediation and potentially ending the seven-month standoff with its coordinated care organization, Willamette Valley Community Health.

Salem Reps File ‘Bad Actor Bill’ to Force End to Salem Health Lawsuit

HB 3309 would allow the Oregon Health Authority director to kick off a CCO member and lower its compensation. Rep. Brian Clem said he filed the bill to end a court battle in his district that threatens the entire CCO model.

May 3, 2013 — The Legislature could soon be wading into the ugly dispute between Salem Health and its coordinated care organization, Williamette Valley Community Health.

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