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Emily Boerger | Dec 12, 2018 | Oregon

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Releases Audit of Tools to Combat Oregon's Opioid Crisis

| Dec 11, 2018 | Oregon

Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released an audit of Oregon’s response to the opioid crisis through the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The audit found that Oregon lags behind other states in implementing many best practices, and it recommends much needed solutions. In Oregon, 4,270 people were...[ Read More ]

Oregon Health Policy Board discuss State Housing Plan

Laura Lundberg | Dec 5, 2018 | Oregon

On December 4th, the Oregon Health Policy Board held their monthly meeting. The group discussed the future of health and housing from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS). OHCS provides funding for affordable housing, homeless services, foreclosure prevention, and energy services. Their goal is “homelessness to home ownership” and strive...[ Read More ]

Committee advances OHA proposal to remove limits on coverage for hepatitis C treatment

| Nov 30, 2018 | Oregon

Yesterday the Oregon Drug Use Review/Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, which advises the Oregon Health Authority on prescription drug coverage, recommended a change in prior authorization criteria which will expand treatment access to all Oregon Health Plan (OHP) patients with chronic hepatitis C, without fibrosis restrictions. "I look forward to...[ Read More ]

OHA announces coordinated care organizations will establish service areas based on counties for next round of contracts

| Nov 30, 2018 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority says all new and existing applicants for coordinated care contracts will have to define their service areas by county for the 2020-2024 contract period. A service area is where people have to live to be members of a coordinated care organization (CCO). A service area does...[ Read More ]

OHA Technical Forum shares new CCO 2.0 information

Laura Lundberg | Nov 21, 2018 | Oregon

On November 19th, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) held a technical forum to receive feedback on the future changes to coordinated care organization (CCO) structure under the new CCO 2.0 waiver contracts. OHA is creating contracts for the next five years and all qualified applicants will be awarded a contract...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Tom Holt, Meghan McCarthy, "What you missed"

| Nov 14, 2018 | Oregon

We had a great event last month hosting our 7th annual Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. In fact, we've already confirmed two of our three Event Sponsors for the 2019 event! Special thanks to HMA and to Aldrich for getting behind us so quickly. The support helps us...[ Read More ]