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Portland-based Moda Health, which offers health and dental insurance and sells plans in Oregon, Washington and Alaska, has furloughed dozens of employees due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Dental insurance giant Delta Dental of California is facing mounting criticism for paying its CEO exorbitantly, flying board members and their companions to Barbados for a meeting, and spending a small fraction of its revenue on charitable work — all while receiving significant state and federal
A federal court has rejected a request from Moda Health to consider its appeal in a case involving millions in federal funds that’s been bouncing around the courts for two years.
Speculation has swirled for years that Moda Health, Inc. would fail or be taken over.
Now it looks as if it will be the latter.
Mental health practitioners insist that Moda Health is holding up their claim payments, at times for up to 90 days, to make sure people haven’t canceled their insurance policy.
If that’s true, Moda would be in violation of the state’s prompt payment law requiring insurers to pay claims within 30 days.
The Oregon Educators Benefit Board has winnowed down its finalists for its revamped contract, calling back five health plans to be interviewed by the board members later this month.
The number of people who signed up for Moda Health’s coordinated care options through the Oregon Educators Benefit Board more than doubled this school year to nearly 38,000, up from 16,000 in 2015-2016.
Could OHSU and Moda be moving toward an equity arrangement? In emails obtained by The Lund Report under the Freedom of Information Act, Dr. Joe Robertson, president of OHSU, and Robert Gootee, CEO of Moda Health, could be headed in that direction.
Harder-nosed negotiations between the Public Employees Benefit Board and its insurers should allow the health plan for state workers and university employees to meet the budget limits set by the Legislature for the 2015-2017 biennium.