Oregon’s effort to overhaul its healthcare system – with coordinated care organizations leading the charge – is beginning to show results, according to an assessment of CCOs and other Oregon Health Authority data that was submitted to the Legislature when makers convened in Salem.
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PORTLAND, OR––A group of Oregon health care leaders has approved a new standard for prescribing opioids for pain. The Oregon-specific guidelines aim to improve patient care and pain management, and reduce prescription drug overdoses in the state.
The Oregon Health Authority has increased spending on employee salaries by 29 percent since 2013, including an 18 percent increase on the salaries of upper management, even as it forecasts a hole of $1.1 billion for the 2017-2019 biennium.
The Oregon Health Authority will begin its review of a Certificate of Need application from NEWCO Oregon Inc. (Universal Health Services) for a certificate of need to build a 100-bed, freestanding psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville.
Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton has released her agency’s budget request for 2017 to 2019, asking that the state pony up a billion dollars more than the current budget, raising the state’s stake in the healthcare agency from $2.14 billion to $3.33 billion.
PORTLAND, OR––Oregon is one of 14 regions selected to implement a national model that provides more care options for patients and new ways for paying health care providers.
Salem — A new report issued by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) details the median amounts paid by commercial insurers for the most common inpatient and outpatient procedures that were performed in Oregon hospitals in 2014.
Now that 95 percent of Oregonians have health insurance, the next step in health system transformation is to ensure all Oregon communities have basic public health protections.
PORTLAND — The Oregon Health Authority today at Oaks Park announced the launch of a youth marijuana use prevention campaign. The campaign’s goal is to prevent or delay the initiation of marijuana use among Oregon’s 12- to 20-year-old population.
Today the Oregon Health Authority released its fourth annual Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) Metrics Report.