Salem Health played hardball, and severed its contract with a long-standing insurer, United Healthcare, according to a memorandum sent by hospital officials that was obtained by The Lund Report.
A $3 million lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court has been filed against Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, its parent company, Cambia Health Solutions, and its chief medical officer, Dr. Csaba Mera.
Republished courtesy of Kaiser Health News and the Seattle Times
From the Oregon Patient Safety Commission
June 24, 2011 -- The Regence Foundation announced that it has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Oregon Patient Safety Commission to develop a tool kit and implementation strategy to help hospitals alert Oregonians in the event that they have been harmed by a medical error. The grant is part of The Regence Foundation’s annual employee-nominated grant competition.