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Dr. Bruce Farmer Creator of Back in Action Pain Control Program Announces Partnership with OHSU for Research Study

Dr. Bruce Farmer, M.D., creator of the physical medicine Back in Action program designed to relieve back and spinal pain in patients seeking an alternative to surgery announces a signed partnership agreement with Oregon Health & Sciences University Department of Rehabilitation Services for a research study using Back in Action.

Which Oregon Hospital Has the Toughest Time Preventing Infections?

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A CDC database on hospital infections can tell us a lot. What it says about one of the biggest medical systems in the state may be surprising.

What's the safest hospital in Oregon? What about the least safe? And how do we even figure that out?

OHSU Fined $2.4 Million by CMS

The hospital, which has refunded the overpayments, resulted from the lack of adequate controls when billing Medicare claims.

An audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General has found that Oregon Health & Science University did not fully comply with Medicare billing requirements from 2010 through 2012 which resulted in overpayments of $2.4 million.

Medicare Data Released This Spring Show the Elite Oregon Doctors Who Always Bill Top Dollar

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Oregon Health & Science University has most of the state’s doctors who billed Medicare for the most expensive visits all of the time.

For the first time this spring, Medicare released spending data for individual doctors and other healthcare providers, and an analysis by the nonprofit news outlet ProPublica examined doctors who were billing Medicare for the most complicated and therefore most expen

Moda Gives OEBB Members Choice: Join Coordinated Model or See 9% Hike

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The cost for the standard set of health plans at OEBB are spinning wildly out of control, leaving teachers little choice but to join in the coordinated care compact created by Moda Health that’s brought together major hospital and provider systems in the state including Asante Health, Merle West Medical Center, Salem Health, Legacy Health and OHSU.

The state’s school districts and teachers should get ready for a financial hit -- the Oregon Educators Benefit Board approved a whopping 9 percent premium increase for Moda Health and a 6 percent hike for Kaiser Permanen

OHSU Reports Sharp Drop in Uninsured Patients

By mid-April, OHSU had raised $296 million toward its Knight Cancer Challenge, according to President Joe Robertson.

Oregon Health & Science University reported operating income of $69.8 million through March, which is $21 million over target and 11 percent above last year's revenues, according to chief financial officer Lawrence Furnstahl's report to the board of directors recently.

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