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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: Mask mandates, CareOregon redetermination work, Nurse staffing ratios

| Mar 16, 2023 | Oregon

In this edition, we focus on the end of the healthcare setting mask mandate, CareOregon's work to help customers retain coverage through the redeterminations process, and controversial legislation that would mandate minimum nurse/patient staffing ratios. Thanks for reading!   Shane Ersland State of Reform 1. Mask mandate to end next...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: PBM reform efforts, Gov. Kotek's budget, Universal healthcare discussions

| Feb 17, 2023 | Oregon

Our first Oregon newsletter of 2023 includes an effort underway to regulate PBMs in the state, healthcare highlights from Gov. Kotek's first state budget proposal, recent discussions about whether to pursue universal health coverage expansion in the legislature, and more. Thank you for reading!   Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Upcoming health bills, Basic Health Program & the PHE, Workforce support initiatives

| Dec 16, 2022 | Oregon

Happy holidays! Our last Oregon newsletter of 2022 includes some information about some of the on-deck health bills for next year, updates on the state's development of a Basic Health Program to continue Medicaid coverage for those expected to lose coverage once the PHE ends, and several workforce support initiatives...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Conference keynotes, Panel coverage

| Nov 21, 2022 | Oregon

Last month, hundreds of Oregon health policy stakeholders gathered in Portland for the 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It was a wonderful gathering of some of the state's most impactful leaders in the health sector, and we are so thankful for everyone who contributed to making it...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Oct 31, 2022 | Oregon

We hosted our 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference recently, bringing together thought leaders, legislators, and policy experts into multi-silo conversations about the future of health care in Oregon.     Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid understanding of how...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: 'CCO 3.0 & the OHP waiver,' 'Initiatives for growing & supporting the workforce pipeline,' 'Preparing for the end of the PHE'

| Oct 14, 2022 | Oregon

The 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference is just around the corner on October 25th! This newsletter features an overview of just a few of the valuable panel discussions we've curated for you. We're proud to have a phenomenal list of speakers lined up for the day, as well as over 250...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Mobile crisis services, Topical Agenda, Q&A w/ Dr. Melinda Davis

| Sep 15, 2022 | Oregon

In this month's newsletter we feature a conversation on rural health care with ORPRN's Dr. Melinda Davis, a video on federal health policy from HHS Regional Director (Region 10) Ingrid Ulrey, and details on Oregon's recently-approved Medicaid mobile crisis services program. We also have a couple of updates on our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO performance review, Nurses seeking affordable housing, Q&A on Latinx COVID testing

| Aug 11, 2022 | Oregon

My name is Eli Kirshbaum and I’m a Senior Reporter/Editor here at State of Reform. Emily is out on vacation for the next two weeks, so I’m stepping in to write her newsletters while she’s gone. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or comments during...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: 'Phantom' provider networks, Workforce grants, Q&A w/ Vince Porter

| Jul 13, 2022 | Oregon

In less than two weeks we'll hold our Convening Panel meeting for the 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. The meeting kicks off our agenda-setting process and gets the ball rolling on our preparation for the October 25th event! We can't wait to see some of you there! If you have...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Behavioral health funding, Price transparency, Senate committee meeting

| Jun 16, 2022 | Oregon

Though we are still a ways out, we’re excited to announce that we’ve already begun planning for the 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference! After going virtual for the last two years, we’re very much looking forward to hosting this event in person on October 25th at the Hilton Portland...[ Read More ]