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Six observations from Hochman's statement on Delashaw

DJ Wilson | Mar 28, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Chatter building about plans for fewer CCOs

DJ Wilson | Mar 22, 2017 | Oregon

Anxious chatter is building in Oregon Medicaid ahead of the 2018 CCO procurement about whether there will be a reduced number of CCOs in the state starting in 2019. For a CCO organization that exists entirely as a result of the Medicaid contract, keeping that contract becomes an existential issue. ...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Kate Othus

Kylie Walsh | Mar 21, 2017 | Oregon

Kate Othus, partner and healthcare business advisor at AKT, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss MACRA. The statistic I recently heard is only 20 percent of physicians even know what MACRA is. And so, just on a baseline perspective, they don't know what they don't know. Prior...[ Read More ]

Message from Providence CEO Rod Hochmann

DJ Wilson | Mar 17, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Note:  This email was first released by the Seattle Times on Thursday March 16th. The original version can be found here. ---------------------------------------------- From: Corporate Communications [mailto:CorporateCommunications@swedish.org] Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:51 PM To: Corporate Communications <CorporateCommunications@swedish.org> Subject: From Rod Hochman: Sharing My Perspective *** This message is sent on...[ Read More ]

Don Antonucci leaving Regence, moving to Oregon

DJ Wilson | Mar 15, 2017 | Oregon, Washington

Don Antonucci has announced his resignation as market president of Regence Blue Shield of Washington.  He is moving back to Oregon where his family has remained since he took this position in 2014. Antonucci will join 10xHealth, a start-up focused on reducing costs of members' medical utilization through a continuous...[ Read More ]

Providence resignation | High provider prices | Jeff Heatherington

| Mar 6, 2017 | Oregon

Expect news in the next week on a major financing proposal to close the Medicaid budget gap in Salem - which is among the most important health policy issues in Oregon this year.  But, until then, we've got 5 Things We're Watching in Oregon health care for the month of...[ Read More ]

Three noteworthy elements of the Swedish CEO memo announcing Johnny Delashaw's resignation

DJ Wilson | Mar 2, 2017 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Guy Hudson, the Interim CEO at Swedish Health Services, announced via memo last night that Johnny Delashaw, the subject of investigative reporting by the Seattle Times, was stepping down.  You can read the full letter here, which was initially released by the Times. From the letter. Johnny Delashaw MD has...[ Read More ]