FamilyCare President and CEO Jeff Heatherington promised Wednesday night to discuss with his board the possibility of staying open for three more months rather than shutting down at the end of this year as he earlier had said he would do, after dozens of angry and concerned physicians and mental
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The Cover Oregon debacle continues to dog the Oregon Health Authority. Actuaries have newly discovered that more than 41,000 people were miscategorized over three years, which caused the state to draw down $74 million more federal dollars than it was allowed.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) are collaborating to sponsor a Statewide Supportive Housing Strategy Workgroup.
The contentious battle between FamilyCare Health and the Oregon Health Authority shows no signs of letting up.
What: The monthly public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB)
What: The monthly meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board
When: Tuesday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown issued a press release Tuesday calling for new accountability measures into the Medicaid renewal process, but everything she suggested are things that the Oregon Health Authority is already doing.
Medicaid members must renew each year.
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The Oregon Health Authority’s Medicaid renewal plan is marooning recipients for weeks or months in a separate system outside the state’s coordinated care organizations, limiting members access to care and keeping funds away from the local CCOs
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, has asked the Oregon Health Authority to negotiate with representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness if the state agency wishes to give more power to coordinated care organizations to manage psychiatric drugs.