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OHA wins federal funds for Medicaid and CHIP recipients

Michael Goldberg | Jan 16, 2020 | Oregon

New report details the high cost of regulatory compliance for hospitals

Michael Goldberg | Jan 13, 2020 | Oregon

According to a new report commissioned by the Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems (OAHHS), some rules governing hospital operations put a significant financial burden on community hospitals and siphon off dollars that could go to patient care.  Setting out to evaluate the financial impact of regulatory compliance on...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown selects Dawn Jagger as new senior health policy advisor

| Jan 13, 2020 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen sent the following email Monday morning, announcing Dawn Jagger as Gov. Brown's new senior health policy advisor.     Good morning! Today I want to share the news that Governor Brown has asked Dawn Jagger, OHA chief of staff and director of the External...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Matthew Richards, MD, Northwest Permanente Medical Group

Emily Boerger | Jan 10, 2020 | Oregon

Matthew Richards, MD, is a Director at Northwest Permanente Medical Group. He joins in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss the social determinants of health and Kaiser Permanente's Thrive Local initiative.     “The work that I lead at Kaiser Permanente is a regional initiative and it's around...[ Read More ]

Oregon Nurses' Association calls for increased funding

| Jan 10, 2020 | Oregon

Following a Portland Business Journal report on financial losses at Unity Center for Behavioral Health, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) called for an increase to the organization’s funding as well as an increased commitment from Unity Center administrators to its nurses. Unity Center is a critical piece of our community’s...[ Read More ]

OHA launches media campaigns to educate about vaping

Michael Goldberg | Dec 27, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) began a series of media campaigns this month to mobilize communities around preventing youth abuse of tobacco and marijuana vaping.  In a press release highlighting the campaigns, the OHA stated that their goal is to “educate people about the dangers of marijuana and tobacco vaping,...[ Read More ]

DCBS releases prescription drug price transparency annual report

Emily Boerger | Dec 19, 2019 | Oregon

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) recently released the Oregon Prescription Drug Price Transparency Program’s 2019 Annual Report. The report details information from drug manufacturers, health insurance companies, and consumers on prescription drug pricing, price increases, and the impacts these drug prices have on Oregonians.     DCBS...[ Read More ]

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