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Kylie Walsh | Apr 19, 2017 | Oregon

Martin Taylor Chosen to Lead Oregon Nurses Association

| Apr 13, 2017 | Oregon

The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) has named Martin Taylor its new executive director, effective June 1, 2017. Taylor has spent the past nine years working with mission-based non-profit companies to improve health care systems and increase Oregonians’ access to high-quality care. Prior to that, he spent 11 years working for...[ Read More ]

PeaceHealth Names Richard DeCarlo as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

| Apr 13, 2017 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Richard DeCarlo has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit health system with nearly 16,000 caregivers and more than 900 providers serving communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. DeCarlo has more than 25 years of progressive, not-for-profit, mission-based healthcare leadership experience in hospital operations...[ Read More ]

OHA files motion to dismiss FamilyCare lawsuit

| Apr 12, 2017 | Oregon

On Monday the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) filed a motion to dismiss FamilyCare’s third lawsuit in two years against the OHA process for developing coordinated care organization (CCO) capitation rates. For the past two years FamilyCare has stated in legal proceedings that its rates are too low compared to other...[ Read More ]

Sen. Steiner Hayward's bill would have employers pay for employees’ Medicaid

| Apr 7, 2017 | Oregon

As the federal government struggles to agree on how to deal with rising Medicaid costs, Oregon seems to have a solution: charge employers for their employees’ Medicaid costs. Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, who works as an OHSU family physician when not at the Capitol, has introduced SB997 this legislative session, which...[ Read More ]

Oregon health leaders join Medicaid Advisory Committee

| Apr 6, 2017 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown has appointed five health leaders to Oregon's Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC). The committee is a federally mandated body that advises the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Department of Human Services on the operation of Oregon’s Medicaid program, including the Oregon Health Plan. The new members are...[ Read More ]

CMS approves 2017 rates for Oregon's CCOs

| Mar 28, 2017 | Oregon

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Oregon Health Authority’s Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) contracts and capitation rates for 2017. Today’s approval by CMS finalizes the 2017 rates for all 16 CCOs that contract with the state of Oregon to manage and deliver health care to...[ Read More ]