The Oregon Health Authority will pay coordinated care organizations 4.2 percent more for Medicaid patients in 2019 than in 2018, missing its goal of keeping cost increases to 3.4 percent or less.
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The percentage of Oregonians without health insurance has stagnated in the past two years, new data show.
Ten years ago, Oregon embarked on the very ambitious plan to integrate mental health, addictions, dental and physical health care into the Oregon Health Plan.
Medicaid members must renew each year.
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The Oregon Health Authority’s Medicaid renewal plan is marooning recipients for weeks or months in a separate system outside the state’s coordinated care organizations, limiting members access to care and keeping funds away from the local CCOs
Oregon’s federal waiver to keep the Oregon Health Plan alive another five years remains on track, with continued discussions between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, but the waiver won’t be approved by December, despite efforts by the Oregon Health Authority.
A high-level bureaucrat at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given the state’s Medicaid waiver a warm reception, increasing the odds that the federal government will increase its investment in Oregon’s Medicaid transformation and allow the state to continue the coordinated care n
Only a couple of Oregon Health Plan providers and a handful of members attended a public meeting last week in Bend designed to gather input on how the health care program for low-income Oregonians is working for those who use it.
OPINION -- All problem-solving methodology is constrained by the assumptions influencing the process. Many are certainly arguable but if we were to agree to the following list, they would have profound impact on almost all aspects of our current and past reform efforts.
A woman eligible for the Oregon Health Plan or the Oregon Contraceptive Care program can get a year’s supply of birth control pills at a single pharmacy visit.