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
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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.
February 15, 2013 — The Senate Health Committee took up a trio of bills yesterday that would lead to more screening for devastating illnesses, including birth defects and cancer.
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.
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.