The Oregon Health Authority has been working behind the scenes to block legislative reforms in a pair of bills that the House unanimously voted to imposed on the agency.
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The controversy between the Oregon Health Authority and the state’s coordinated care organizations has resulted in yet another unanimous measure from the Oregon House to create transparency and new laws for the state agency to follow.
What: Special meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board
When: Thursday, February 18, 2-3 p.m.
Where: This meeting will be conducted via conference call. Toll-free conference line: 1-877-848-7030, participant code 297588#.
The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division is confirming that a person in Oregon has been diagnosed with a travel-associated Zika virus infection. The adult woman contracted the virus in an affected country outside the U.S. and has recovered. There is no danger to the public.
Oregon’s mid-year Health System Transformation report lays out the progress of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) on key quality and financial measures. For the first time, the report includes two new measures: effective contraceptive use and dental sealants.
The Public Employee Benefit Board vendors continued to show extreme inflation in the cost of pharmaceutical drugs in reports released Tuesday, a development that could stymie efforts to make healthcare costs sustainable.
In 2013, HealthShare used some of its transformation dollars to launch a Project ECHO pilot on psychiatric medication management with Oregon Health & Science University.
Now a second “cohort on Oregon’s North Coast has launched with Columbia Pacific CCO taking the lead.
FamilyCare’s addictions and behavioral health providers will start receiving a retroactive 125 percent increase for services rendered starting Nov. 1, according to Cindy Becker, vice president of community and government relations.
FamilyCare still has not signed the 2015 contract amendment with the Oregon Health Authority and has refused to return the $55 million in supposed overpayments. But the CCO may have the law on its side.
The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division is seeking input and public comment on the draft 2016 Annual Synar Report, which covers October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015.