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NW Prescription Drug Consortium announces Moda and Navitus as contractors for their pharmacy benefit management services

| Mar 6, 2020 | Oregon

The NW Prescription Drug Consortium is pleased to retain Moda as their contracted program administrator and begin using Navitus as their pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) effective January 1, 2022.     The NW Prescription Drug Consortium was created in 2006 to allow Oregon and Washington state agencies, local governments, businesses,...[ Read More ]

Oregon ends nearly 50-year participation in federal Title X program in response to Trump administration gag rule

| Aug 27, 2019 | Oregon

After the Oregon Health Authority declined to use federal dollars in the wake of new Trump administration rules that prevent health practitioners from discussing abortion with their patients, the federal Department of Health and Human Services directed Oregon to give up its Title X grant or face grant termination. In...[ Read More ]

OHA announces awards for 2020-2024 coordinated care contracts

| Jul 9, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced its intent to award 15 organizations contracts to serve as coordinated care organizations (CCOs) for the Oregon Health Plan’s nearly 1 million members. Eleven of the organizations are approved to receive five-year contracts, and four organizations are approved to receive one-year contracts. Awardees will...[ Read More ]

OHA Director Allen sets deadlines for actions to resolve state hospital capacity crisis

| Jun 7, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen notified Governor Kate Brown of deadlines he has imposed for state hospital and behavioral health system leaders to address the capacity crisis at the Oregon State Hospital, due to the increasing number of patients sent to the hospital by local courts under "aid and...[ Read More ]

Lori Coyner to return as state Medicaid director

| Dec 14, 2018 | Oregon

Oregon's former state Medicaid director will return to that role January 28. Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority director, said Lori Coyner's return comes at a critical time for the transformation of Oregon's Medicaid program, known as the Oregon Health Plan, which provides health care coverage for nearly 1 million people...[ Read More ]

Committee advances OHA proposal to remove limits on coverage for hepatitis C treatment

| Nov 30, 2018 | Oregon

Yesterday the Oregon Drug Use Review/Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, which advises the Oregon Health Authority on prescription drug coverage, recommended a change in prior authorization criteria which will expand treatment access to all Oregon Health Plan (OHP) patients with chronic hepatitis C, without fibrosis restrictions. "I look forward to...[ Read More ]

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