The computer chip maker’s new healthcare delivery model has already attracted interest from other self-insured employers and the state and federal government.
One of the largest self-insured employers in Oregon has embarked on a novel approach that bypasses insurance companies. Intel, with 17,500 employees and their 33,000 dependents, is determined to create a healthier work force and, at the same time, keep costs under control.
Separately, proposed rules from the Insurance Division on Friday to make insurance companies comply with the recent court decision against Providence forces insurers to pay for claims back to 2008 and lifts a 25-hour cap on coverage for applied behavior analysis.
But a separate lawsuit, brought against the Public Employees Benefit Board, burns on, as the state of Oregon argues that the mental health parity law doesn’t apply to it. Meanwhile, the Health Evidence Review Commission is expected to approve applied behavior analysis for the Oregon Health Plan at its meeting later this week.
Christopher David Gray
Providence Health Plan has lost the federal class-action lawsuit brought by the parents of preschool-age autistic children after the insurer denied their physician-prescribed treatment, applied behavior analysis.
Health Care for All Oregon supporters attended a city council meeting on Wed., May 29 to ask the city to disclose the amount paid for the naming rights paid to Peregrine by Providence for the naming rights to Civic Stadium.
Health Care for All Oregon
About 18 people from Health Care for All Oregon attended the City Council meeting on Wednesday, May 28, to tell city commissioners that we would like the city to let us disclose the amount Providence paid for the naming rights to Civic Stadium.
Regence donated $236,000 to political candidates and causes in a failed attempt to shift control of the Legislature to Republicans, according to records filed with the Secretatry of State.
Christopher David Gray
August 27, 2013 — Health insurance companies have poured more than $550,000 into state and local elections in Oregon since the start of 2011, with over 40 percent of that money spent by Regence BlueCross BlueShield, which invested $236,000 in its preferred candidates and causes.
At the same time, its health insurance enrollment has grown by 34 percent over the past two years.
August 27, 2013 -- Moda Health, which has purchased the naming rights for the Rose Garden basketball arena, appears to have adequate resources to afford the deal, according to insurance reports filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
During 2012, it earned $5.3 million in net profits on top of its investments in the stock and bond market.
Overall, spending on care for the poor dropped statewide while enrollment climbed in the Oregon Health Plan
April 26, 2013 – Oregon's twofor-profit hospitals are among the stingiest hospitals in the state when it comes to providing care for the poor.
Donation sites increase, but the Northwest has no space to process donor milk locally
July 20, 2011 -- Oregon has the highest breastfeeding rate in the United States, with more than 55 percent of mothers choosing to breastfeed their children for six months or more, and the number of Northwest mothers who choose to donate surplus breast milk to help critically ill babies is correspondingly high.
At almost the same time, the Portland City Council made a unanimous decision to offer such coverage, becoming the third governmental body after Multnomah County and the city-county of San Francisco
July 7, 2011 -- On June 21, Alec Esquivel, a transgender man who works for the state of Oregon as a legal clerk, filed suit against the Public Employees Benefit Board for failing to cover surgeries and hormone treatments he needs to complete gender transitioning.
The health plan failed to explain why it needed additional information before paying claims
The Lund Report
May 25, 2011 -- Providence Health Plan was fined $20,000 by the Department of Consumer and Business Services for failing to explain why it needed additional information before paying claims.