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Three things about Becky Hultberg, new CEO at OAHHS

DJ Wilson | Aug 15, 2019 | Oregon

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon welcomes Dr. James Polo as Executive Medical Director

| Aug 14, 2019 | Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon has named Dr. James (Jim) Polo as its executive medical director. Dr. Polo, who currently leads behavioral health and substance abuse efforts for Regence, will expand his role to oversee medical cost stewardship activities for Oregon, driving health care affordability initiatives and...[ Read More ]

Governor Brown approves progressive medical leave law

Laura Burns | Aug 9, 2019 | Oregon

On Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a family medical leave act. The act has been called "the nation’s most progressive family leave act." The House bill passed this session with bi-partisan support. This law makes Oregon the eighth state in the United States to offer guaranteed family...[ Read More ]

OHA discusses 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan

Laura Lundberg | Aug 9, 2019 | Oregon

On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Policy Board held a meeting to discuss the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), a tool that pinpoints and identifies Oregon’s health priorities and strategies to address unjust and unacceptable health disparities. SHIP is used by groups such as the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), state...[ Read More ]

OHA releases 2018 CCO Metrics Report

Emily Boerger | Jul 30, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released the 2018 CCO Metrics Report on Tuesday, detailing Coordinated Care Organizations’ (CCOs) progress on various quality measures in 2018. The report includes information on Oregon’s pay-for-performance program, where CCOs receive payment based on their performance on specified incentive metrics. The metrics, which are selected by...[ Read More ]

OCHIN secures $8M in federal funds to leverage technology for high quality care

| Jul 25, 2019 | California, Oregon

Today, OCHIN received three years of federal funding totaling $8.1 million to support nearly 100 health centers across the country. About 1 in 12 people living in the U.S. receive health care in a community health center and these funds allow OCHIN to foster increased connection between critical primary care providers....[ Read More ]

HHS announces $1,499,990 in grants to develop rural OR residency programs

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2019 | Oregon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that two Oregon organizations will receive a total of $1,499,990 in grant funding as part of the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD). Oregon’s two recipients are Mercy Foundation in Roseburg, and Samaritan Pacific Health Services in Newport. The two organizations will each...[ Read More ]

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