February 13, 2013 – Doctors and nurse practitioners who provide primary care to patients enrolled in FamilyCare will soon get a little more money for their time in the office.
Editor's Note: This article has been amended from an earlier version to correct and clarify aspects of the program's implementation.
Oct. 24, 2012 - The management team at the Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) has added three members - Howard Balshem as director of data and measurement, John Hummel as policy director and Zoe O'Neill as community health center operations manager.
April 13, 2012 -- Clackamas County Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) announces the grand opening of its new integrated primary health care clinic. The Sunnyside Health and Wellness Center is located near Clackamas Town Center at 9775 Sunnyside Road, Clackamas. It boasts fully integrated medical, behavioral and dental
care services. It was built to help meet a significant and growing need in the county for primary care services
March 26, 2012 -- Healthcare clinics across Oregon that are recognized as “primary care homes” can now apply to receive additional Medicaid funding to support the comprehensive, coordinated and patient-centered care they offer patients and communities.
March 22, 2012 -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a call for applications for a new Affordable Care Act initiative designed to strengthen primary care in the United States. Under the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration, CMS will provide hospitals working with nursing schools to train advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with payments of up to $200 million over four years to cover the costs of APRNs’ clinical training.
March 24, 2011 -- Rep. Nancy Nathanson (D-Eugene) no longer serves on the House Health Care Committee, but her commitment to healthcare issues remains steadfast. That’s why she’s sponsoring House Bill 2366, which focuses on recruiting more primary care physicians to Oregon.