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Silverton Hospital Chooses Legacy Health Over Providence

Late last year, Silverton was on the move to affiliate with Providence but pressure by community members and physicians about the influence of the Catholic Church ended those discussions.

Legacy Health has emerged as the big victor in the bid to purchase Silverton Hospital, outmaneuvering Providence Health & Services, which was considered the front runner until a few months ago.

Legacy and Samaritan Health Merger Unlikely in Near Future

In an interview yesterday, Larry Mullins, president of Samaritan Health Services, discussed the latest collaboration with Stanford Health Care and its cancer center.

Late last year, the word on the street pointed to a potential merger between Samaritan Health Services and Legacy Health. Together their 11 hospitals cover a very wide region, including the Portland metropolitan area and the western half of the state.

Legacy Health Introduces New Network of Independent Providers

Hopes are high, but many details still must be ironed out for 1,000 independent private practice providers in the Portland area to begin sharing data. Legacy Health Partners hopes to start treating patients in the network by January 2016.

Legacy Health has launched its own clinically integrated network designed to improve patient care and cut costs, but it's not expected to start operating for more than a year.

Moda Gives OEBB Members Choice: Join Coordinated Model or See 9% Hike

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The cost for the standard set of health plans at OEBB are spinning wildly out of control, leaving teachers little choice but to join in the coordinated care compact created by Moda Health that’s brought together major hospital and provider systems in the state including Asante Health, Merle West Medical Center, Salem Health, Legacy Health and OHSU.

The state’s school districts and teachers should get ready for a financial hit -- the Oregon Educators Benefit Board approved a whopping 9 percent premium increase for Moda Health and a 6 percent hike for Kaiser Permanen

Health Insurers, Coordinated Care Organizations Vie for PEBB Contract

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Among the bidders eager to contract with the Public Employees Benefit Board are two insurers who’ve joined together to form a new collaboration – Regence BlueCross BlueShield and PacificSource Health Plans, while ZoomCare and Legacy Health are among the newcomers in the mix.

In just two weeks, the Public Employees Benefit Board is expected to choose the health insurance plans for more than 130,000 state employees and their dependents – contracts that are worth tens of millions of dollars. And, there’s no shortage of bidders.

In all, 11 bidders are eager to get the contract, including five health insurers, four coordinated care organizations, a hospital system and a for-profit clinic chain. They all aim to use quality metrics and cost containment measures to provide more effective healthcare. The new contracts start Jan, 1, 2015.

For-Profit Hospitals Skimp on Charity Care

Overall, spending on care for the poor dropped statewide while enrollment climbed in the Oregon Health Plan

 

April 26, 2013 – Oregon's two for-profit hospitals are among the stingiest hospitals in the state when it comes to providing care for the poor.

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