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OHA data shows low vaccination rates in some health care professions

| Jul 21, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released data detailing the vaccination rates in Oregon’s health care workforce. Currently, a statute in Oregon prohibits hospitals from mandating their employees get vaccinated, which is leading to lower vaccination rates among some health care professionals.      Below is a graph by OHA comparing...[ Read More ]

OHA updates online dashboard of payments to hospitals for common procedures

| Jul 20, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released its annual Oregon Hospital Payment report as an online dashboard, which was updated with 2019 data. The report details the median amounts paid by commercial insurers for the most common inpatient and outpatient procedures performed in Oregon hospitals in 2019. The report details median prices on 115...[ Read More ]

SB 755 will change the course of Measure 110 implementation

| Jul 15, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 755, which changed the timeline and implementation process of Ballot Measure 110. Measure 110 changed many felony criminal drug possession charges into violations and expanded addiction and behavioral health services through new addiction recovery centers called Behavioral Health Resource Networks (BHRNs). The bill also...[ 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 ]

Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU funds 13 community projects

| Jul 12, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institute awarded $320,000 to thirteen community projects to address cancer-related health needs in the state last week. The grant funded ten new programs and three ongoing programs.      The Community Partnership Program, a Knight Cancer Institute’s program, supports the development of...[ Read More ]

OAHHS CEO, Becky Hultberg, discusses the end of the legislative session

| Jul 9, 2021 | Oregon

Becky Hultberg, president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS), is concerned about the passage of HB 2362, which puts restrictions on mergers and acquisitions, and frustrated by the amount of major policy decisions passed this session due to the lack of stakeholder and citizen...[ Read More ]

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