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House Republicans Request Expedited Audit of Cover Oregon

Amendments Will Allow Secretary of State Brown To Begin Immediately

Rep. Julie Parrish (R - West Linn/Tualatin), Deputy House Republican Leader, submitted draft amendments today to House Bill 4154 to expedite the Secretary of State's authority to audit Cover Oregon.

Practitioners, Prescribers AND Patient Advocates Call on Oregon Legislature for Improved Medication Therapy Management

The Arizona Journal of Pharmacy’s Winter 2014 issue notes that across the U.S., “poor medication adherence leads to poorer health, more frequent hospitalizations, higher risk of death and costs our medical system as much as $290 billion each year.” Here in Oregon, providers, pharmacists, and patient groups are addressing this growing issue by bringing forth legislation to help all Oregon patients better manage their medications. Medicare Part D plans starting doing this in January.

Physicians, providers, patients and groups are asking the Oregon Legislature to pass Senate Bill 1579, the “Medication Synchronization” bill.  This simple legislation allows patients to synchroni

Analysis: 1.1M TO 1.8M New Medicaid Enrollees as a Result OF ACA

Avalere Health estimates that from October through December 2013, between 1.1 million and 1.8 million people have newly enrolled in Medicaid as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These estimates are concentrated in states expanding Medicaid—with expansion states representing roughly three-fourths of total estimated new Medicaid sign- ups.



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