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What They're Watching: Jeremiah Rigsby, CareOregon

Kylie Walsh | Jun 13, 2018 | Oregon

ACA left to die on the vine by the DOJ

Marjie High | Jun 8, 2018 | California, Federal, Oregon, Washington

Podcast: A Conversation with OHA Director Pat Allen

Kylie Walsh | Jun 8, 2018 | Oregon

Pat Allen was named Director of the Oregon Health Authority last fall. In this episode, he walks us through how he has worked to move the OHA forward, including restructuring at the agency and a renewed focus on behavioral health. He also provides insight into the upcoming CCO procurement as...[ Read More ]

Nichole June Maher, new CEO at Group Health Foundation

Emily Boerger | Jun 7, 2018 | Oregon, Washington

Group Health Foundation (GHF) has announced Nichole June Maher will join the foundation as its new president and CEO starting in October 2018. Since 2012, Maher has served as the president of CEO of Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF), based out of Portland, Oregon. Prior to NWHF, she served as executive...[ Read More ]

Oregon has significant improvements, some worsening in healthy system performance

| May 31, 2018 | Oregon

The Commonwealth Fund recently released theĀ 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which analyzed more than 40 measures of health care access, quality, efficiency, health outcomes and disparities. Oregon ranks 11th overall in the nation, a significant improvement from recent years. Oregon also made improvements in Access & Affordability and...[ Read More ]

Oregon kindergarten vaccine exemption rate increases sharply

| May 29, 2018 | Oregon

A new state analysis shows Oregon has seen a sharp increase in the rate of parents choosing nonmedical exemptions to vaccines for their kindergarten-age children. In 2015, the first year after a new law went into effect requiring parents and guardians to take certain steps to claim a nonmedical exemption,...[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente commits $200 million to housing stability and homelessness efforts

Marjie High | May 25, 2018 | California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

Kaiser Permanente announced a $200 million commitment Friday May 18th to help communities address housing stability and homelessness. Specifically, KP will direct its efforts toward preventing displacement or homelessness of lower- and middle-income households, ensuring access to supportive housing, and making affordable homes healthier and more environmentally sound. The investment...[ Read More ]

ZOOM+Care scores self, insurers in 2018 Zoom Transparency Report

| May 24, 2018 | Oregon

ZOOM+Care released its 2018 Zoom Transparency Report earlier this week, which also includes a health insurer scorecard. ZOOM+Care offers primary care and specialty care in neighborhood clinics throughout Portland and Seattle. It also offers ChatCare for less urgent needs and ZOOM+Care Super, its version of urgent care. The report starts...[ Read More ]