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Apprise Health Insights and GE Healthcare set to launch real time hospital bed and resource tracking tool

| Oct 14, 2021 | Oregon

Apprise Health Insights -- the data subsidiary of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) -- announced on Wednesday it will partner with GE Healthcare to launch a first-in-the-nation “automated real time hospital bed and resource tracking tool.”  Under leadership from Oregon Health & Science University, the tracking...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/ Rep. Maycumber, Public option rulemaking, K-12 behavioral health

| Oct 13, 2021 | Washington

In case you missed it, Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 6! We want to extend a huge thank you to our Convening Panel which met yesterday to talk through the issues and topics that will be teed up for discussion...[ Read More ]

Judge overturns credit scoring emergency rule

| Oct 12, 2021 | Washington

In a Friday ruling, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Mary Sue Wilson struck down Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s emergency rule temporarily banning insurance companies from using credit scores to determine premiums.  During the 2021 legislative session, Kreidler advocated for a bill that would ban insurer’s from using credit...[ Read More ]

Alaska’s health sector gender wage gap

| Oct 12, 2021 | Alaska

While Alaska’s pre-pandemic recession saw the state’s gender wage gap decrease, as of 2019, women still earn 72 cents for every dollar earned by men. A wage gap exists for close to 80% of Alaska’s occupations, and at every age and level of education.      In the latest edition...[ Read More ]

Report finds AZ hospitals noncompliant with transparency rules

| Aug 13, 2021 | Arizona

A recent PatientRightsAdvocate.org report estimates only 5.6% of hospitals in the country are in compliance with federal hospital price transparency rules that went into effect January 1, 2021. The report, which reviewed 500 hospitals nationwide, found all 12 hospitals evaluated in Arizona to be noncompliant.     The new transparency rules require...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Rep. Prusak, Registration now open, Preliminary rate decisions

| Jul 15, 2021 | Oregon

While DJ is out trying to get in a well-deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Oregon and a number of other states....[ Read More ]

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