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Get Ready for A New Look at The Lund Report

The designation of certain stories as premium content – along with a job board and events calendar in the coming months, are aimed at making The Lund Report a self-sustaining publication.

After a successful five-year run, The Lund Report is changing its appearance and introducing several new features to make your reading experience more valuable.

Advocates Upset Over Regence's Decision to Eliminate Mental Health

Regence's decision is bad news for Oregonians, according to Laura Etherton of OSPIRG

April 25, 2012 – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon's decision to slash mental health benefits and impose a much higher deductible for medical care and prescription coverage has consumer advocates upset. About 30,000 Oregonians who have individual policies will feel the impact starting October 1. 

Medicaid Collaborative Emerges to Create Coordinated Care Organization in Tri-County

But UnitedHealth and ODS Health Plan also want to compete in the same market and have filed their letters of intent with the Oregon Health Authority

April 4, 2012 -- Transforming Oregon’s healthcare system took a decisive step forward when a collaborative led by Dr. George Brown signaled that it’s prepared to take the lead in caring for the Medicaid population in the tri-county area.

Your Comments, Please

Starting April 18, readers will have to become subscribers to The Lund Report before having their comments published

April 2, 2012 – Since The Lund Report was launched in 2009, we’ve received a tremendous number of comments about our news articles, and have published the majority of them – often times anonymously.

That’s about to change. Starting April 18, people who want to submit comments to The Lund Report will have to become subscribers and tell us their names and email addresses. They can share other information about themselves as well, but that’s strictly optional.

High Level Executives Leave Regence

Scott Clement, vice president of provider services in Idaho and John Stellman, senior vice president of healthcare services for Cambia Health Solutions, have announced their departures

March 26, 2012 – CareOregon has recruited a top executive from Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Scott Clement, who joins the managed care plan April 9 to become provider services director. That position was previously held by James Schroeder.

In making the announcement, Scott Kreiling, president of Regence BlueShield of Idaho, told employees in a written memo, “It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Scott Clement, Vice President of Provider Services in Idaho, will be leaving the company as of April 6.

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