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Four implications of FamilyCare's closing

DJ Wilson | Jan 16, 2018 | Oregon

What They're Watching: Eric Schulz

Emily Boerger | Jan 12, 2018 | Oregon

Podcast: A Conversation with John Kitzhaber, MD

Emily Boerger | Jan 9, 2018 | Oregon, Washington

John Kitzhaber continues to be one of America’s most important thought leaders on the topic of health reform and health policy. The CCO model Oregon adopted under his governorship remains one of the most ambitious re-designs of the health system in any state. This intimate conversation, moderated by DJ Wilson,...[ Read More ]

Oregon Health Authority announces new chief medical officer

| Jan 2, 2018 | Oregon

Dana Hargunani, MD, MPH, will become OHA’s chief medical officer effective Jan. 16. Hargunani brings 16 years of experience as a pediatrician and public health professional to the position. She is recognized by colleagues as a respected leader who is passionate about designing and implementing innovative strategies for improving health...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown appoints Tina Edlund as new Senior Health Policy Advisor

Emily Boerger | Dec 28, 2017 | Oregon

On Friday, Governor Kate Brown announced her appointment of Tina Edlund as the new Senior Health Policy Advisor. Edlund will replace Jeremy Vandehey, who has been in the position since Gov. Brown appointed him in 2015. “We have work to do in ensuring that everyone who is qualified receives Medicaid,...[ Read More ]

An open letter to the Portland-area health care community from Director Patrick Allen

| Dec 22, 2017 | Oregon

In recent days our partners at FamilyCare announced the company will close its Medicaid health plan at the end of this year due to financial problems. Like many people in the Portland area, I am disappointed FamilyCare is shutting its doors. FamilyCare’s decision stems from a protracted rate dispute between...[ Read More ]

FamilyCare Health agrees to stay in business until January 31

| Dec 22, 2017 | Oregon

Oregon’s second largest Medicaid provider has agreed in principle to an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) proposal to continue serving its Medicaid members until January 31, 2018. FamilyCare Health had notified the Oregon Health Authority last week that it would close its doors effective December 31. Since then OHA Director Patrick...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Phil Greenhill, Prov & Ascension, Measure 101

| Dec 19, 2017 | Oregon

I hope the spirit of these holidays is with you, your family, and your communities! These are literally dark days, with a few days left till solstice. That's the good news!  The bad news is that there are some key issues on the horizon that could move Oregon health care...[ Read More ]