Oregon legislature 2013

Sen. Monnes Anderson Creates Work Group to Require Evidence-Based Medicine

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The proposal by health economist Larry Kirsch would move to improve health outcomes and possibly lower costs by making insurance companies adhere to guidelines set by a state health commission

February 18, 2013 — Oregon took a novel step toward improving healthcare while cutting costs last week with the creation of a work group to hash out a measure that would restrict health insurance companies from covering procedures that a state commission finds are not medically necessary or not b

Greenlick and Shields Want to Shine Daylight on CCOs

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Pair of bills would open CCO meetings to the public and give teeth to community oversight council

Editor's note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version.

February 15, 2013 — Coordinated care organizations would face more scrutiny under a pair of bills heard Wednesday from Portland Democrats Sen. Chip Shields and Rep. Mitch Greenlick.

Janet Meyer Offered Position as CEO of Health Share Oregon

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Meyer announced the offer at the Community Advisory Council meeting last week, which focused on cultural competence and legislative priorities

UPDATE: This story has been corrected to more accurately reflect the status of Meyer's position, the timing of the submission of the transformation plan and the nature of the council's vote regarding fluoridation.

Legislature Considers Evidence-Based Approach for Insurance Reform

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The insurance commissioner would have the authority to prohibit coverage that doesn’t meet the guidelances established by the Health Evidence Review Commission

January 30, 2013 -- Dr. John McAnulty, a cardiologist at Legacy Health System, knows all too well that medicine can’t sort out every last detail – particularly when it comes to evidence-based care.

That’s why he supports a legislative proposal allowing the Oregon Insurance Division to initiate a pilot program using the protocols developed by the Health Evidence Review Commission.

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