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OHA releases draft RFA for CCO 2.0

Emily Boerger | Jan 8, 2019 | Oregon

OAHHS CEO: The time is right for change

| Dec 19, 2018 | Oregon

Today, Andy Davidson, the president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced that he would be leaving his post at the end of 2019. Davidson, who has run the statewide association representing all hospitals in the state since 2005, announced his decision to hospital...[ Read More ]

PeaceHealth to acquire ZOOM+Care® to expand on-demand primary and specialty care across the Pacific Northwest

| Dec 18, 2018 | Oregon, Washington

PeaceHealth and ZOOM+Care® (“Zoom”) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for PeaceHealth to acquire ZOOM+Care. PeaceHealth and Zoom® will provide access to a continuum of care that offers consumers more choice and convenience in how they receive healthcare services, ranging from mobile app-driven services and neighborhood clinics to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Opioids, OHA RFA, YouScript

| Dec 14, 2018 | Oregon

Welcome back to Medicaid, Lori Coyner. And congratulations on making that recruitment come to fruition, Pat Allen!  With that, we'll get right to the items we're following in Oregon health care for the month of December, 2018. With help from Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and Emily Boerger     1. Opioid crisis...[ Read More ]

Lori Coyner to return as state Medicaid director

| Dec 14, 2018 | Oregon

Oregon's former state Medicaid director will return to that role January 28. Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority director, said Lori Coyner's return comes at a critical time for the transformation of Oregon's Medicaid program, known as the Oregon Health Plan, which provides health care coverage for nearly 1 million people...[ Read More ]

Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s proposed budget reforms OHP funding

Sara Gentzler | Dec 12, 2018 | Oregon

Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s $23.6 billion proposed general fund and lottery budget for 2019-21 allots over $6.2 billion to Human Services Agencies, which include the Commission for the Blind, DHS, Oregon Health Authority, the Long Term Care Ombudsman, and the Psychiatric Security Review Board. The new budget for those agencies...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Kristine Ashcraft, YouScript

Emily Boerger | Dec 12, 2018 | Oregon

Kristine Ashcraft is the Chief Executive Officer of YouScript, a company dedicated to precision medication management. She joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss pharmacogenetic testing. “I've been in the precision medicine space, specifically pharmacogenetic testing, since 2000. And way back then there was an article...[ Read More ]