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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: Financing the Bridge Program, Fentanyl increases, Inflation & Medicare

| May 12, 2022 | Oregon

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we take a look at fentanyl use in Oregon, updates on federal health policy that could impact the state, and coverage of the latest Bridge Health Care Program Task Force meeting. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Bridge...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Community information exchange, Bridge Program, Youth mental health

| Apr 14, 2022 | Oregon

As State of Reform continues to expand and grow, we're excited to announce that we've hired a new full time reporter to cover the intersection of health care and health policy in Oregon. Shane Ersland comes to State of Reform with over 10 years of journalism experience, having most recently...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: House health policy, Q&A w/ Sen. Patterson, COVID hospitalizations

| Feb 9, 2022 | Oregon

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we bring you some of the early conversations, issues, and health bills we are tracking during the 2022 legislative session. We have a detailed look at health policy being discussed in the House, a conversation with the chair of the Senate Committee...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: 2022 legislative concepts, Homelessness pilot program, Nursing workforce

| Jan 13, 2022 | Oregon

In our first 2022 edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we feature some of the conversations taking place ahead of the 2022 legislative session. We have a Q&A with Rep. Andrea Salinas, coverage of two committee meetings that took place this week during Legislative Committee Days, and a conversation about...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/ Rep. Nosse, Draft 1115 waiver, Prescription drug transparency report

| Dec 16, 2021 | Oregon

We are excited to announce that we recently opened up registration for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: 2022 health policy, Medicaid redetermination, Market oversight program

| Nov 9, 2021 | Oregon

We were honored to host the 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference two weeks ago. It was a day filled with dynamic conversations, cross-sector collaborations, and forward-looking dialogue. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" we feature some of the conversations and stories that took place at...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Future of CCO model, Plan-provider relations, Regulating cost growth

| Oct 21, 2021 | Oregon

We are less than a week out from our 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. The conference will feature 16 breakout sessions, 2 keynotes, and over 50 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing and impactful issues facing Oregon's health care system. In this edition of 5 Things...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/ Becky Hultberg, Detailed Agenda, BH workforce

| Sep 15, 2021 | Oregon

Next month, we'll host the 10th annual State of Reform event. It's a little crazy to me to think about all of the work in those intervening 10 years. In those early days, Bruce Goldberg was very kind. Amy Fauver showed up for a keynote at the last minute in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Hospital payment report, Convening Panel, Wildfire health impacts

| Aug 11, 2021 | Oregon

It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That’s the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are...[ 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 ]