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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: State of Reform Annual Report, CCO 2.0 Draft RFA, Monica Bourgeau

| Jan 11, 2019 | Oregon

I am looking forward to seeing some of you at the Jan. 24th Kitzhaber Lectureship on Health Policy.  Don Berwick will speaking at The Foundation for Medical Excellence's annual event. Until then, here are 5 Things We're watching in Oregon healthcare for January 2019.   With help from Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Opioids, OHA RFA, YouScript

| Dec 14, 2018 | Oregon

Welcome back to Medicaid, Lori Coyner. And congratulations on making that recruitment come to fruition, Pat Allen!  With that, we'll get right to the items we're following in Oregon health care for the month of December, 2018. With help from Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and Emily Boerger     1. Opioid crisis...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Tom Holt, Meghan McCarthy, "What you missed"

| Nov 14, 2018 | Oregon

We had a great event last month hosting our 7th annual Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. In fact, we've already confirmed two of our three Event Sponsors for the 2019 event! Special thanks to HMA and to Aldrich for getting behind us so quickly. The support helps us...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Tech & AI, CCO 2.0, Pharmacy policy

| Oct 4, 2018 | Oregon

We are looking forward to seeing about 450 of you with us in two weeks in what is one of Oregon's largest, most diverse convenings of senior health care executives and policy makers!  We've curated almost 70 speakers for you at this one-day conference, where you'll hear about some of the most...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: US House Dems, CCO 2.0, Washington State reforms

| Sep 14, 2018 | Oregon

Next week, we release our list of more than 70 speakers lined up for the 2018 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference on October 16th.  We've got a stand out group of thought leaders, market executives and policy makers set to join us.  With an anticipated 500 attendees at...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Drug pricing transparency, gubernatorial candidates, Topical Agenda

| Aug 23, 2018 | Oregon

We first launched our Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference in 2012.  Now, we cover six states, and soon to be eight. So, thank you.  Thanks for reading, thanks for attending, and thanks for your engagement. Your support has allowed us to grow over the years to be a...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO reports, rate decisions, people on the move

| Jul 10, 2018 | Oregon

DJ is taking a well deserved vacation, so I'm bringing you this edition of 5 Things We're Watching. I'm usually covering health policy in Oregon, and a number of other states. And while I know that the most important thing this week is the World Cup semi-finals (let's go England!), we also have 5...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Pat Allen, Knute Buehler, Jeremiah Rigsby

| Jun 13, 2018 | Oregon

We have a lot for you this month, including independent reporting and analysis on the OHA and behavioral health. We also think there are lessons for Oregon in our coverage from California, which we share. Finally, we've got a few bonus items for you.  We just couldn't keep it to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Proposed insurance rates, big movement from Medicare, health care's social contract

| May 16, 2018 | Oregon

Good afternoon. Lots of news for you in this issue, including some breaking news about 2019 proposed insurance rates released this afternoon.  Thanks as always for reading our stuff. By the way, our 2018 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference is stated for October 16th.  Thanks to some of our early...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Lessons from CA, Facebook seeks health data, health disparities

| Apr 18, 2018 | Oregon

If there is a more disappointing way to end this NBA season than two Trailblazer losses at home, I don't know what it is...  Looking towards health policy to cheer me up isn't a useful salve. Increased regulatory activism, heart ache among providers, and stubborn health disparities are on our...[ Read More ]