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Estate Sues Providence In Wrongful Death Of Man With Dementia Who Wandered Off

A lawsuit seeks at least $2 million in the death of a man admitted to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Southwest Portland who was found a day later, in Hillsboro, shaking and wet at a bus stop.

Providence Health & Services faces a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that a patient with dementia wandered out of the hospital and died after being found alone outside on a cold, rainy day.

Providence Employees Unsure if Judge’s Autism Ruling Applies to Their Kids

Earlier this month, federal district Judge Michael H. Simon ordered Providence Health Plan to cover applied behavior analysis on plans it sells in the Oregon insurance market, but Providence may not be bound to his ruling for its own employees, who are covered by a self-insured plan exempt from state laws. At least one mother wonders if her daughter will get the treatment she’s been prescribed.

A federal judge’s ruling earlier this month paved the way for autistic children who are covered by Providence Health Plan’s fully insured plan to receive needed treatment, but that ruling didn’t automatically open the door for the children of Providence Health & Services’ own employ

Advocates Appear Before Portland City Council on Providence Park Naming Rights

Led by Health Care for All, advocates are demanding to know how much Providence Health & Services paid for the naming rights and believe those dollars should have gone toward patient care.

After being ignored when they requested a meeting with Mayor Charlie Hales, a group of volunteers intends to appear before the Portland City Council May 28, and want to know how much Providence Health & Services paid for the naming rights of the Portland Timbers stadium now called Providence

Judge in Autism Case Allows Class Action Against Providence

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The decision allows the plaintiff’s attorneys to represent hundreds of Providence Health Plan members in the legal suit about the insurance company’s decision to deny applied behavior analysis. A ruling on the merits of the case could come this spring.

Federal District Judge Michael H. Simon has approved the class-action status for autism advocates in their legal fight against Providence Health Plan over coverage of applied behavior analysis.

Oregon’s Insurance Commissioner Speaks Out About Regence BlueCross BlueShield

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The decision by Providence to sever its contract with HealthNet could also pique his attention if HealthNet loses a significant number of members to its competitor

October 3, 2012 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield could find itself on the hot seat again. This time actuaries from inside the Oregon Insurance Division are in the midst of conducting an in-depth financial review at Regence’s headquarters in downtown Portland -– looking for any irregularities and whether the insurer has the financial stability to meet the needs of its policyholders.

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