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Oregon Health Authority Delays Contract

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Up to $2.5 million will be spent over the next five years to help coordinated care organizations transform the delivery system

February 15, 2013 – More than 40 healthcare organizations and entrepreneurs are vying for a multi-year contract worth up to $2.5 million intended to help coordinated care organizations achieve their goals.

New Faces Emerge at Capitol

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Scott Gallant is back, temporarily, working for the Oregon Health Authority


February 7, 2013 -- A very familiar healthcare lobbyist who’s always been reluctant to speak to the media is back in the State Capitol after retiring in early 2009.

Oregon Health Policy Board to hold monthly meeting Feb. 5 in Portland

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February 1, 2013 -- What: The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting on February 5 in Portland. The board will receive an update on federal health reform and hear updates on Oregon Health Authority legislative activity and on coordinated care organization Transformation Plans. The Health Care Workforce Committee will also present a set of recommendations. Public testimony will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 3:45 p.m.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 1 to 4 p.m.

Tricia Tillman Says Diverse Groups Need a Seat at the Table

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As administrator of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, she believes coordinated care organizations should form partnerships with culturally diverse stakeholders

January 2, 2013 -- Growing up in southwest Portland – and later studying political science at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. – Tricia Tillman didn't realize public health was an occupation, much less the one where she’d end up.

“I kind of stumbled into public health,” Tillman said. “I didn't know it was a field at all.”

Rhonda Busek Takes High-Level Position with Oregon Health Authority

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Busek, who’s been director of Medicaid programs for PacificSource Community Solutions, will become the deputy to Judy Mohr Peterson on Jan. 15


December 13, 2012 -- Rhonda Busek is joining the Oregon Health Authority on Jan. 15 as the deputy to Judy Mohr Peterson, director of Medical Assistance Programs.

“Rhonda will bring a unique set of skills and abilities to this position that will truly help us all move down the path of health system transformation,” according to an announcement by Mohr Peterson. “We’re very excited about having her join us.”

Klamath County Still at Odds Over Mental Health

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The Oregon Health Authority has sent in a second mediator to resolve the ongoing issues between county officials and Cascade Health Alliance

December 5, 2012 -- A last-ditch effort is under way in Klamath County to mediate the dispute over mental health services for the nearly 13,000 people on the Oregon Health Plan.

State officials have intervened once again, sending in another mediator, while residents continue circulating petitions, asking the Oregon Health Authority to re-open the bidding process and allow a new coordinated care organization to emerge. But that won’t happen while the mediation process continues, according to Patty Wentz, spokesperson.


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