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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.
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.
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.
January 22, 2013 -- When Bruce Feller decided to have his century-old home in Northeast Portland tested for radon in early 2012, he figured he was living with low, safe levels of the radioactive gas.
January 11, 2013 -- While the rate of Oregonians reporting flu-like symptoms is on the rise, heralding an early start to the 2012-2013 flu season, state health officials say this year’s flu activity level remains moderate across the state, and effective vaccine is available.
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.”
January 3, 2013 -- The Oregon Health Policy Board’s Non-Traditional Health Worker (NTHW) Steering Committee will meet January 7 in Salem and January 14 in Portland.
The meetings are open to the public and also will be accessible via webinar and teleconference. Public comments will be taken at the end of each meeting, and also can be submitted in writing.
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.”
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.