The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America is asking for a midstream change to legislation that allows the Oregon Health Authority to deny payment for high-priced blockbuster drugs for six months after they’ve been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Oregon hospitals look like they’ll be facing a tougher nurse staffing law after the Senate Health Committee approved Senate Bill 469 unanimously on Monday, sending the bill to the legislative budget c
Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, halted a legislative effort to force hospitals and health insurers to be more candid about their prices following closed-door negotiations with their influential lobbyists.
The move rankled some in Courtney’s caucus who have been steeling for greater reforms after Oregon was given an F along with 44 other states by the Catalyst for Payment Reform, a national organization that scores states on price transparency.
More children in Oregon could be protected under medical care coverage from the Oregon Health Authority with the passage in the House of House Bill 3517.
Salem - Oregonians who want to participate in the process of setting the essential health benefits and standard plan design for 2017 health insurance plans can attend the first meeting of the Essential Health Benefits Rulemaking Advisory Committee. The first meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting April 7 in Astoria at the Astoria City Hall. The board will receive a brief legislative update.
The Senate passed a bill Thursday that serves as exhibit A into how badly things were going last year at the Oregon Health Authority, requiring the agency to give the coordinated care organizations at least a month to review contracts before the deadline to sign them.
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is moving aggressively to stamp out legislation that would force its members to be transparent about their prices, and the association has introduced a transparency bill that provides them with political cover while doing little to help consu
SALEM – Today, the Oregon House of Representatives voted 39-15 to protect workers’ health care coverage while sick.
Joseph Lowe has been in a wheelchair since he was five years old, but he never had any persistent back pain until recently, when the state refused to pay for the durable medical equipment that his doctor prescribed to meet his needs.