Few places have seen as sharp of recent growth in the Latino population as central Oregon. In 1990, there were just 1,500 people of Hispanic origin in Deschutes County -- but by the 2010 census, the county recorded 11,700 people.
The state of Oregon has inked an $18.4 million contract with Deloitte LLP to oversee its attempts to salvage the flawed Oracle technology for use in enrolling people for the state’s Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.
The state has stepped in to solve an unintended consequence of the Affordable Care Act -- reproductive health providers had gotten paid less to cover women insured by Medicaid than they did from an existing state program designed specifically to offer free contraceptive services.
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected from its original version. Sky Lakes has seen a dramatic increase in ER visits, not total care, and most of these patients are not likely CCO members. We regret the errors.
June 27, 2013 – While Oregon Health Plan patients often report difficulty finding providers who will treat them due to low reimbursement rates, a physician in Umatilla County has bucked the trend – opening a clinic that serves Medicaid patients exclusively.
April 24, 2013 — Next year, the Affordable Care Act will allow people whose income falls below 138 percent of the federal poverty level to receive coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.
February 25, 2013 -- At 63 and self-employed, I'm too young for Medicare, I make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but I don't make nearly enough to afford an individual insurance policy.
February 13, 2013 – Doctors and nurse practitioners who provide primary care to patients enrolled in FamilyCare will soon get a little more money for their time in the office.