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Deschutes County Audit Could Result in Medicaid Payback

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An audit conducted by Accountable Behavioral Health Alliance revealed errors in patient records by Deschutes County Health Services

April 9, 2012—An August 2011 audit performed by Accountable Behavioral Health Alliance on Deschutes County Health Services is showing how difficult it is for some organizations to meet the requirements and provide the type of care expected of coordinated care organizations (CCOs).

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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.

Germans Confused Over U.S. Healthcare Debate

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Their public healthcare system reached a record surplus of $5.28 billion last year and is one of the oldest systems in Europe

March 14, 2012 -- BERLIN -- As the Republican presidential candidates try to outdo each other over criticizing the Obama administration’s healthcare plan, several German healthcare officials who watch the debate in the United States are in disbelief as to why the American public doesn’t want a national plan.

Their reactions come as the German public healthcare system reached a record € 4 billion ($ 5.28 billion) surplus for 2011.

Public Health Division Takes a Serious Look at Budget Reductions

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It’s too early to say how much revenue has been generated following the increased fees for medical marijuana cards, Dr. Mel Kohn told the Public Health Advisory Board

December 7, 2011 – With budget reductions looming as the February legislative session draws closer, Dr. Mel Kohn, director of the state’s Public Health Division, is being forced to take a hard look at making cuts.

 “There aren't a lot of places to go,” Kohn told the Public Health Advisory Board last Friday. “We're in a very difficult place, and it's going to be a very difficult session in February.”

Mike Shirtcliff Committed to Healthcare Transformation

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The CEO of Advantage Dental Plan believes we’re spending too much money on expensive technology and need to redirect those dollars to basic healthcare services

December 5, 2011 -- More expensive technology is saving peoples’ lives at the end of life and leaving more people behind who need basic healthcare services. That has to change, according to Mike Shirtcliff, who’s focusing his energies on transforming Oregon’s healthcare system.

We’re Very Close to the Finish Line

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The Lund Report needs to raise another $2,500 to meet the $10,000 challenge grant from Northwest Health Foundation

November 30, 2011 -- The generosity of our readers to the challenge grant offered by the Northwest Health Foundation has been overwhelming.  People from across Oregon and Washington have sent us contributions, and, for that, I am extremely thankful.

However, we’re not there yet. In order to meet the $10,000 challenge grant, we still need to raise $2,400. I’m counting on your  support to reach that milestone!  Your contributions go a long way to help us provide the stories you count on every week.

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