Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest’s Medicare and commercial (private) health plans are ranked number one in quality and performance among health plans in Oregon and Washington, and third and fifth respectively in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (
People taking antipsychotic medications for serious mental illnesses lost significant amounts of weight and improved their glucose levels by participating in a lifestyle-change program, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online in the American Journal o
Lane County residents will have a new health care option that combines top-quality care with award-winning health coverage. Kaiser Permanente announced today that it plans to open a medical office in Eugene by late 2015.
The Public Employees Benefit Board saw higher medical costs in 2013 than 2012 for its self-insured health plan administered by Providence after a decline in 2012 from 2011.
The cost of healthcare for the state’s 49,000 employees and 79,000 dependents rose 3.4 percent in per employee costs in 2013 for the self-insured Providence plan, while jumping 6.6 percent for the Kaiser Permanente plan offered through the Public Employees Benefit Board.
A divided Senate Thursday found an election-year issue it can get behind -- free colonoscopies, even if a physician has to remove polyps during the screening.