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New rules that will provide Oregonians with limited English proficiency with interpreting services for health care take effect July 1st

| Jun 16, 2022 | Oregon

New rules that will require health care providers reimbursed with public funds to work with credentialed health care interpreters qualified or certified by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will go into effect on July 1st. The rules drafted by OHA reflect changes in the requirement for health care interpreting services...[ Read More ]

Measure 110 council announces $270 Million in grants to expand substance use treatment, housing and other supports

| Nov 18, 2021 | Oregon

The Measure 110 Drug Treatment and Recovery Act Oversight and Accountability Council (OAC), appointed by Oregon Health Authority and charged with developing rules and eligibility requirements for establishing Behavioral Health Resource Networks (BHRNs) throughout the state, is excited to announce the opening of the BHRNs request for grant proposals application period. The...[ Read More ]

OHA releases 2022 CCO capitation rates

| Oct 8, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority has finalized the 2022 capitation rates for coordinated care organizations (CCOs). These rates are the per-member-per-month amounts the state pays CCOs to coordinate health care for Oregonians who are members of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). In 2022, the rates will be 4.2% higher than in 2021. The...[ Read More ]

Family Connects, offering home visits to new parents, keeps rolling out

| Sep 10, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority is encouraging families with newborns to take advantage of the free, optional nurse home visiting program known as Family Connects Oregon, which continues its roll-out in communities statewide. Family Connects Oregon, which launched in February 2020 following the passage of Senate Bill 526 during the 2019 legislative...[ Read More ]

State proposes approval for 60-bed Wilsonville psychiatric hospital

| Sep 1, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Certificate of Need program is proposing to approve NEWCO Oregon Inc.’s certificate of need application for a 60-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital to be located in Wilsonville. The proposed approval of NEWCO’s application is contingent upon the company meeting certain conditions. OHA determined that NEWCO has satisfied...[ Read More ]

OHA updates online dashboard of payments to hospitals for common procedures

| Jul 20, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released its annual Oregon Hospital Payment report as an online dashboard, which was updated with 2019 data. The report details the median amounts paid by commercial insurers for the most common inpatient and outpatient procedures performed in Oregon hospitals in 2019. The report details median prices on 115...[ Read More ]