The No Surprises Act takes effect Jan. 1 and will protect patients against surprise medical bills for out-of-network treatment, but unintended consequences are unknown.
The Community Health, Assess and Treat Program, or CHAT, is expected to start mid-November with two pilot teams.
As one of three chaplains at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Ann Marie Hardin’s job is to walk around the hospital and talk to health care workers.
So far, the agency has approved exemptions for nearly 16% of its workforce, which corrections officials said were largely for religions reasons.
Employees represented by SEIU Local 503 and AFSCME Council 75 who have received at least one dose of vaccine by Oct. 18 must now complete their immunization by Nov. 30.
Eighteen months since the pandemic began, health care workers say they are experiencing an alarming rise in violence in their workplaces.
Widespread practice requires that patients with alcoholic liver disease complete a period of sobriety before they can get on the waiting list for a liver.
A poll found the vast majority of adults support letting the federal government negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries and those in private health insurance plans.
After 20 more deaths were reported this weekend, the state reached another grim record in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wage increases, a new wage structure that would pay newer staff less and and staff-to-patient ratios are sticking points in contract negotiations.
Nurses and other professional health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and southwest Washington voted 96% in favor of authorizing a strike.
A new law is intended to stop syringe exchange opponents from using environmental regulations to sue over needle waste.