Trillium Pushes Bill to Force Lane County Doctors To Take Medicaid

Some primary care providers have balked at Trillium's reimbursement rates, leaving 12,500 people without a primary care doctor. HB 3300 would mandate that those holdouts accept their “fair share” of Medicaid members if they want to continue taking care of teachers and state employees.

The House Rules Committee appears ready to pass a bill that would force primary care doctors to see Medicaid patients in Lane County if they want to also care for more lucrative patients from the Oregon Educators Benefit Board and the Public Employees Benefit Board.

Bill Restores Medicaid for State Hospital Patients and Prisoners Upon Release

SB 233 helps close a gap in health benefits when former prison inmates and state hospital patients return to society by asking the state to suspend rather than terminate Medicaid while such people are living in state institutions. It also ensures that prisons as well as jails save on hospital costs for inmates.

A bill making its way through the House should ensure that people leaving prison and the state hospital have immediate access to Medicaid, and allow the state to save millions each year by charging the federal health program for hospital care provided to inmates outside of state institutions.

Lynne Saxton Brings Compassion and Integrity to Oregon Health Authority

When Saxton made one of her first public appearances at Willamette University as the acting director of the Oregon Health Authority, she handed out a chart showing Oregon could save over $10 billion in Medicare expenditures over the next 10 years, but that was never the case. The chart should have said $10 billion in Medicaid savings over the next 10 year, and has since been corrected.

When Lynne Saxton accepted former Governor John Kitzhaber’s request to become the next administrator of the Oregon Health Authority, she realized the job would not come without its foibles.

CCO’s keep up their balancing act

Latest OHA report on key performance metrics says that growth in spending remains in check as Medicaid rolls climb to nearly 1 million across Oregon. Toughest problems still hard to change.

Oregon’s coordinated care organizations continue to manage a delicate balance: keeping costs down at the same time they are providing coverage to more and more Medicaid patients as a result of the Affordable Care Act.


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