Sen. Alan Bates, D-Ashland, unveiled his latest version of a bill that would give clearer guidelines to the Oregon Health Authority as it works out new five-year contracts for the state’s coordinated care organizations.
PORTLAND, Ore. —
As part of its commitment to improving community health and reaching out to the community, CareOregon and five partners—Central City Concern, Multnomah County Health Department, Planned Parenthood, Native American Youth Association and Coalition of Community Health Clinics—have launched an ongoing series of health care-related customer service clinics for Medicaid-eligible residents at locations throughout the community.
Health care company CareOregon has joined the movement for $15 per hour minimum pay by setting that floor for its own hourly employees.
The Senate passed a bill Thursday that serves as exhibit A into how badly things were going last year at the Oregon Health Authority, requiring the agency to give the coordinated care organizations at least a month to review contracts before the deadline to sign them.
CareOregon and CedarSinai Park have joined forces to create a new affordable housing project in downtown Portland – to fund a low-income housing initiative that would offer some health and social services to residents, but not at the level of an assisted living facility.
It's often said that what happens in a doctor's office accounts for just a fraction of a person's total health.
With that in mind, CareOregon has created a pilot program to help members help each other meet day-to-day needs, including services like hair care, organizing or cleaning that may be beyond their reach financially.