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State-Imposed Obstacles to Medicaid Payment Shutters Two Birth Centers

With a couple exceptions, the state’s CCOs continue to shut out birth centers from their networks while women who want Medicaid to pay for their services must clear a lengthy and discouraging process. The Oregon Health Authority stayed mum when asked for an explanation.

Two Oregon birth centers will close in the coming weeks, reducing the options for women who want to deliver their babies outside hospitals.

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