July 19, 2013 — Coordinated care organizations have started the tricky work of integrating dental care into their healthcare delivery system for the Oregon Health Plan, now that legislation pushed by dental organizations has failed, and the ground rules have become more settled.
July 8, 2013—For a few weeks in late May and early June, it looked like Klamath County’s county-operated mental health programs would shut down or be disrupted. But frantic negotiations and the involvement of the Oregon Health Authority is preventing that from happening.
July 1, 2013—Traditional health workers and their impact on Oregon’s healthcare system, particularly the Oregon Health Plan, were the subject of an all-day conference sponsored by Acumentra Health last week.
June 20, 2013 — The Senate passed a bill that will ensure a minimal level of public oversight in the operations of coordinated care organizations, but Sen. Jeff Kruse, a Roseburg Republican, objected because it allows CCOs to keep some meetings private that he said were specifically intended to be public.
June 13, 2013 – Billing issues, provider rudeness and access to primary care – particularly for people living with chronic pain – top the list of complaints that Oregon Health Plan patients have with providers and the plan itself, said Ellen Pinney, patient ombudsperson for the Oregon Health Auth
May 10, 2013 — In yet another attempt to provide some transparency to the governance of coordinated care organizations, Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, has forged and accepted an agreement that will ensure a minimal level of public involvement.
May 10, 2013 – This time around Barney Speight insists it's for real. On July 1, he's stepping down as special assistant to the director of the Oregon Health Authority, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, and intends to retire – for good.
May 8, 2013 – Following a relatively brief discussions of the ongoing Community Health Needs Assessment, the Mental Health and Addictions Committee and an update from CEO Janet Meyer – and a preview of the new member handbook – Health Share of Oregon's community advisory council went into an exec