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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 ]

Many Oregonians who lack health coverage are eligible for premium subsidies

| Sep 6, 2018 | Oregon

Last year, Oregon’s uninsured rate stood at 6 percent, yet about 1 in 10 Oregonians experienced a gap in coverage during the year. For many, these gaps could be avoided. More than 8 in 10 children and adults under age 65 who lacked coverage were eligible for the Oregon Health...[ Read More ]

OHA releases 2018 rates for Oregon's coordinated care organizations

| Nov 6, 2017 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has released the 2018 capitation rates for Oregon's coordinated care organizations (CCOs). Oregon's 16 CCOs contract with the state to manage and deliver health care to Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the state's Medicaid insurance program. OHA pays a per-member-per-month fee to CCOs...[ Read More ]

Oregon Health Policy Board updates State Action Plan for Health

| Oct 31, 2017 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Policy Board is updating its 2010 comprehensive health reform plan with a new roadmap that moves beyond the implementation phase of health reform and toward an “upstream” approach that promotes health, emphasizes prevention and advances health system transformation. OHPB’s Action Plan for Health: 2017-2019 Refresh is a...[ Read More ]

Oregon’s Mid-year Health System Transformation report shows CCOs’ progress

| Jan 22, 2016 | Oregon

Oregon’s mid-year Health System Transformation report lays out the progress of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) on key quality and financial measures. For the first time, the report includes two new measures: effective contraceptive use and dental sealants. This also is the first report to show results on a subset...[ Read More ]

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