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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 ]

Video: The importance of DEI work to address the social determinants

| Nov 5, 2021 | Oregon

Three experts came together at the 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference to talk through diversity, equity, and inclusion investments and their impacts on the social determinants of health. The panel reviewed efforts underway to collect better data around the social determinants of health, create a more inclusive...[ Read More ]

Workplace culture at center of nursing turnover conversation in Oregon

| Nov 4, 2021 | Oregon

A report from the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN), finds that workplace culture is a significant factor in dictating whether registered nurses or other medical professionals stick with their jobs. The report details how COVID-19 acted as a “shock” factor and contributed to increasing nurse turnover rates.      OCN...[ Read More ]

OHA releases final policy concept papers for Medicaid waiver renewal

| Nov 3, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Tuesday published five final policy concept papers in preparation for its upcoming Medicaid waiver renewal. The concept papers, says OHA, will form the basis of the state's 1115 waiver application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new 5-year waiver will...[ Read More ]

Oregon legislators outline priorities ahead of the next legislative session

| Oct 29, 2021 | Oregon

Six Oregon legislators sat down this week to discuss health care in the state and what their health policy priorities will be heading into the next legislative session, which will convene on Feb. 1, 2022.      Sen. James Manning Jr. (D - Eugene), a member of the Joint Task...[ Read More ]

Video: Legislative Keynote Panel

| Oct 29, 2021 | Oregon

Four leaders in the Oregon State Legislature came together to discuss the outlook for health care and health policy at the 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference held earlier this week. This “four corner conversation” brought together health policy leaders from both the left and right sides of...[ Read More ]

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