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New data analytics product, DataDx, launched this spring

Emily Boerger | May 22, 2019 | Oregon

Jennifer Kent dismissive of Medicaid drug bulk purchasing agreements with OR and WA

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2019 | California, Oregon, Washington

Oregon HERC votes to table OHP expansion for chronic pain, change opioid tapering requirement

Sara Gentzler | May 16, 2019 | Oregon

On Thursday, Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) tabled a recommendation to expand Medicaid coverage to patients with five specific chronic pain diagnoses. The commission also voted to scale back recommendations for existing guidelines regarding opioid tapering for patients with neck and back pain. HERC, a 13-person commission appointed by...[ Read More ]

A first look at requested rates for 2020 individual and small group health insurance plans

| May 15, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon consumers can get a first look at requested rates for 2020 individual and small group health insurance plans.     In the individual market, seven companies submitted rate change requests ranging from an average 3.2 percent decrease to an average 13.5 percent increase, for an average of 3.3 percent....[ Read More ]

Oregon vaccination bills move forward

Emily Boerger | May 10, 2019 | Oregon

Two vaccination-related bills moved forward in the Oregon Legislature this week. One bill, HB 3063, is one of the most controversial and contentious bills of the session. The other bill, HB 2220, has received near-unanimous support on its path through both chambers. HB 3063 would remove personal, philosophical, and religious...[ Read More ]

Florida's meeting with Trump Administration on drug import bill signals promise for other states

Emily Viles | May 8, 2019 | Colorado, Oregon, Utah

On Monday, President Donald Trump directed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to work with Florida’s governor on the state’s drug importation program. A meeting between Azar and Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, was held in the oval office. The goal of the meeting was to gain approval for the...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown and AG Rosenblum respond to injunction of Title X "gag rule"

| Apr 29, 2019 | Oregon

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane granted a nationwide injunction of the Trump Administration's Title X "gag rule." The rule, if allowed to take effect, would have prevented tens of thousands of women in Oregon and across the country from accessing critical reproductive health services and information. "This ruling is...[ Read More ]

Oregon House committee hears bill requiring employers to fund employee health care

Emily Boerger | Apr 24, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon House Committee on Revenue recently held a public hearing on a bill requiring certain employers to pay an assessment to contribute to eligible employees’ health care costs. Specifically, the bill would require employers with 50 or more employees to expend an amount specified by the Oregon Health Policy...[ Read More ]

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