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5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things Oregon: Kitzhaber, Hultberg, Prov/CareOR deal

| Aug 22, 2019 | Oregon

It's been a transformational last few weeks for Oregon health care. From personnel changes to organizational shifts, we cover some of that below - and we don't even touch on the clash between Centene and Portland-area hospitals...   With help from Emily Boerger     1. “Don Quixote” goes to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2.0 awards, Convening Panel, Provider burnout

| Jul 19, 2019 | Oregon

A huge thank you to the inimitable Emily Boerger for holding down this newsletter while I was on vacation with my family. We spent a few weeks in Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro. The siege of Sarajevo remains a story everyone should know. The massacre at Srebenica under the watchful eye of UN troops...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Sen. Monnes Anderson, OHPB meeting, ER boarding bill

| Jun 13, 2019 | Oregon

Yesterday was a scorcher, getting to 98 degrees at PDX. Anytime Portland is as hot as Medford, that's not good for the city, or its housing insecure folks. Stay cool as best you can, and maybe buy some extra water or sunscreen for folks on the streets that could use...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: DataDx, Medical debt legislation, opioid tapering

| May 23, 2019 | Oregon

We have announced our date for our 2019 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It's a little later in the calendar this year on November 12th.  But, the hope is that will move us a little closer to the next legislature, and provide perhaps a bit more clarity about the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Rep. Cedric Hayden, Matthew Sinnott, Rx costs

| Apr 11, 2019 | Oregon

Gov. Brown was in Seattle last weekend, fundraising at an event for the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) meeting. Before the crowd of largely corporate lobbyists, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Oregon "sometimes has some decent wines, at least decent pinots."  Brown shot back, wondering out loud if Inslee "might finally...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Cambia Health Solutions, Medicaid Buy-in, Resa Bradeen, MD

| Mar 14, 2019 | Oregon

It's a busy week for Oregon health care with news out this week about Cambia and new legislation coming out of Salem. We feature some of those items, as well as offer some of our original reporting, analysis, and commentary on Oregon health care. So, here are a few items...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A with Rep. Salinas, Health care bills to watch, Colin Cave, MD

Emily Boerger | Feb 19, 2019 | Oregon

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the senior reporter here at State of Reform, where I’m usually covering health care in Oregon, and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on what...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: State of Reform Annual Report, CCO 2.0 Draft RFA, Monica Bourgeau

| Jan 11, 2019 | Oregon

I am looking forward to seeing some of you at the Jan. 24th Kitzhaber Lectureship on Health Policy.  Don Berwick will speaking at The Foundation for Medical Excellence's annual event. Until then, here are 5 Things We're watching in Oregon healthcare for January 2019.   With help from Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Opioids, OHA RFA, YouScript

| Dec 14, 2018 | Oregon

Welcome back to Medicaid, Lori Coyner. And congratulations on making that recruitment come to fruition, Pat Allen!  With that, we'll get right to the items we're following in Oregon health care for the month of December, 2018. With help from Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and Emily Boerger     1. Opioid crisis...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Tom Holt, Meghan McCarthy, "What you missed"

| Nov 14, 2018 | Oregon

We had a great event last month hosting our 7th annual Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. In fact, we've already confirmed two of our three Event Sponsors for the 2019 event! Special thanks to HMA and to Aldrich for getting behind us so quickly. The support helps us...[ Read More ]