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Oregon health care bills to watch

Sara Gentzler | Feb 18, 2019 | Oregon

What They’re Watching: Colin Cave, MD, Kaiser Permanente

Emily Boerger | Feb 18, 2019 | Oregon

Legislation would set stage for universal health care in Oregon

| Feb 7, 2019 | Oregon

Nearly 40 members of the Oregon Legislature are leading the charge on a bill that would set the stage for universal health care in Oregon. Late this morning, a group of State Senators filed Senate Bill 770 – the Health Care for All Oregon Bill – which would create a...[ Read More ]

New Report: CCOs lead the way in primary care spending percentage

Emily Boerger | Feb 7, 2019 | Oregon

A recent report from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) shows Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) leading the way in their percent of medical spending on primary care. Made in collaboration with the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the new report utilizes information on primary care spending in 2017. The report...[ Read More ]

Expansions and competition mark Oregon CCO Letters of Intent

| Feb 5, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon Medicaid Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) Letters of Intent (LOI) are in, and significant changes are afoot. With strong bipartisan support for the CCO experiment in Salem and funding levels seeming relatively secure under Democratic supermajorities, several players are proposing to expand their Medicaid business. There also could be –...[ Read More ]

OHA releases application for 2020-2024 coordinated care contracts

| Jan 25, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority has released the request for applications (RFA) that lays out the requirements applicants must meet to serve Oregon Health Plan members for the next five years of coordinated care contracts, also known as "CCO 2.0." Letters of intent to apply will be due to OHA February...[ Read More ]

New Study: A comparison of health benefits for Oregon state employees & neighboring states

Emily Boerger | Jan 25, 2019 | Oregon

Actuarial firm Milliman recently released a report comparing the health benefits offered to state employees and teachers in five Western states. The report came at the request of the Oregon Business Council Charitable Institution (OBC) and specifically evaluates health benefits for Oregon public sector employees compared to Idaho, Nevada, Washington,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: State of Reform Annual Report, CCO 2.0 Draft RFA, Monica Bourgeau

| Jan 11, 2019 | Oregon

I am looking forward to seeing some of you at the Jan. 24th Kitzhaber Lectureship on Health Policy.  Don Berwick will speaking at The Foundation for Medical Excellence's annual event. Until then, here are 5 Things We're watching in Oregon healthcare for January 2019.   With help from Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and...[ Read More ]