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Improving options and results for patients and providers: Oregon selected to participate in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative

Selection underscores progress of health care transformation initiatives underway in Oregon and strengthens primary care delivery

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.

OHA launches Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign

Evidence-based campaign rolls out first in Portland area, Jackson and Josephine counties before evaluation and possible statewide expansion

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.

Oregon Health Authority Fights to Keep Right to Clawback CCO Money

The state agency was largely absent from discussions in the House about two new laws to protect coordinated care organizations from capricious state governance, but now the Oregon Health Authority is asking the Senate Health Committee to roll back legislation so that it may reserve the right to retroactively reset CCO budgets in 2016.

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.

House Votes to Require State Agencies to Account for “Emergency Rules”

State agencies often impose emergency or temporary rules with minimal oversight or public input, such as the Oregon Health Authority’s rule changes over payments to CCOs. After pulling back from an attempt to limit these rules, Rep. Bill Kennemer pushed for a law requiring annual reports to the Legislature documenting when and why these rules are issued.

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.

State confirms first travel-associated Zika case of 2016

Travelers should take precautions when visiting affected countries

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.

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