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Insurers Scramble In Newly Competitive Oregon Medicaid Markets

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Medicaid insurers and their members in two of Oregon’s biggest markets – the Portland area and Lane County - are being dunked into a new world of competition and choice.

Approval For CareOregon, Providence Deal Could Take Months

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After announcing earlier this month that it wants to become part of giant Providence Health & Services, Portland-based nonprofit health insurer CareOregon now must persuade regulatory authorities to approve the deal.

PrimaryHealth, Which Didn't Get A Contract, Leads CCOs For Bonuses

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Using cash incentives, the state is nudging coordinated care organizations into doing a better job on key health measures such as getting sealants on children's teeth and reducing the use of hospital emergency rooms for mental health crises.

Special Report: Oregon’s Meth Epidemic Surges Amid Focus On Opioids

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The millions of dollars and countless hours that Oregon health officials have devoted to fighting the opioid epidemic in recent years have had an effect: Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have fallen to a 14-year low. 

Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight

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SALEM – The insurers that deliver Medicaid-funded health services to nearly 1 million Oregonians will be subject to stricter financial oversight under a bill that's a signature from the governor away from becoming law.

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