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Lessons for Oregon from California's anti-competitive lawsuit

| Apr 17, 2018 | Oregon

Late last month California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against Sutter Health, alleging that the health system is charging prices for hospital services that far exceed what the company would be able to charge in a competitive market. "It's time to hold healthcare corporations accountable and bring down...[ Read More ]

Column: Freestanding Emergency Centers Provide Transparency for Patients and Employers

| Mar 20, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will hold a hearing on Wednesday March 21, 2018 to discuss their interim charge of increasing transparency for healthcare consumers. In 2016, I wrote an article asking our Texas Legislature to pay close attention to the man behind the curtain. That...[ Read More ]

An open letter to the Portland-area health care community from Director Patrick Allen

| Dec 22, 2017 | Oregon

In recent days our partners at FamilyCare announced the company will close its Medicaid health plan at the end of this year due to financial problems. Like many people in the Portland area, I am disappointed FamilyCare is shutting its doors. FamilyCare’s decision stems from a protracted rate dispute between...[ Read More ]

Column: Rural Oregon needs lower cost drugs

| Dec 7, 2017 | Oregon

Now more than ever, we need to examine all approaches to solving the healthcare crisis for our vulnerable children, families and seniors in rural Oregon. With more than 600,000 living in rural areas across Oregon, we have to be acutely aware of how best we can ensure these neighbors have...[ Read More ]

Column: Accountability - The General Public

| Dec 6, 2017 | Federal

This series titled “Column: Healthcare Accountability” is sponsored content from our partners at Axene Health Partners.  AHP offers highly specialized health care actuarial and consulting services across a number of states.  We have curated this content because we think it adds value to the work our readers are engaged in.  As always,...[ Read More ]

Column: Accountability - Public Health

| Nov 29, 2017 | Federal

This series titled “Column: Healthcare Accountability” is sponsored content from our partners at Axene Health Partners.  AHP offers highly specialized health care actuarial and consulting services across a number of states.  We have curated this content because we think it adds value to the work our readers are engaged in.  As always,...[ Read More ]

Column: Accountability - Rates

| Nov 22, 2017 | Federal

This series titled “Column: Healthcare Accountability” is sponsored content from our partners at Axene Health Partners.  AHP offers highly specialized health care actuarial and consulting services across a number of states.  We have curated this content because we think it adds value to the work our readers are engaged in.  As always,...[ Read More ]

Column: Government Accountability

| Nov 15, 2017 | Federal

This series titled “Column: Healthcare Accountability” is sponsored content from our partners at Axene Health Partners.  AHP offers highly specialized health care actuarial and consulting services across a number of states.  We have curated this content because we think it adds value to the work our readers are engaged in.  As always,...[ Read More ]

Column: Accountability of Members/Patients to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

, | Nov 8, 2017 | Federal

This series titled “Column: Healthcare Accountability” is sponsored content from our partners at Axene Health Partners.  AHP offers highly specialized health care actuarial and consulting services across a number of states.  We have curated this content because we think it adds value to the work our readers are engaged in.  As always,...[ Read More ]

Column: Media Accountability & Health Care

, | Nov 1, 2017 | Federal

This series titled “Column: Healthcare Accountability” is sponsored content from our partners at Axene Health Partners.  AHP offers highly specialized health care actuarial and consulting services across a number of states.  We have curated this content because we think it adds value to the work our readers are engaged in.  As always,...[ Read More ]