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House passes Oregon tobacco and e-cigarette tax

Laura Lundberg | Jun 20, 2019 | Oregon

OAHHS Emergency Department Boarding Pilot Project

Laura Lundberg | Jun 7, 2019 | Oregon

Across the nation, mental health has become one of the most talked about topics in health care. Legislators and health care professionals are trying to figure out how to best fit the needs of people who are struggling with their mental and behavioral health. In Oregon, there are collaborations working...[ Read More ]

OHA Director Allen sets deadlines for actions to resolve state hospital capacity crisis

| Jun 7, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen notified Governor Kate Brown of deadlines he has imposed for state hospital and behavioral health system leaders to address the capacity crisis at the Oregon State Hospital, due to the increasing number of patients sent to the hospital by local courts under "aid and...[ Read More ]

Oregon Health Policy Board discuss children’s health priorities

Laura Lundberg | Jun 4, 2019 | Oregon

On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Policy Board held its monthly meeting, where they discussed the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP) Project called “System-Level Approaches to Identify Children with Health Complexity and Develop Models for Complex Care Management.” The project, which is funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health,...[ Read More ]

Report takes a 'deeper dive' into new health disparity incentive metric

| May 31, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members with mental illness use the emergency department for physical health reasons at a rate two-and-a-half times greater than members without mental illness. This rate has remained steady over time, indicating room for improvement in coordination of care for members with mental illness. A new report from OHA...[ Read More ]

OHSU and Legacy Health announce new product partnership with PacificSource Health Plans

| May 28, 2019 | Oregon

Two of Portland’s largest hospital and healthcare delivery systems announce a new partnership with PacificSource Health Plans that brings together leading provider delivery systems with an Oregon-based health plan. Legacy Health and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) health system are working with PacificSource to introduce new health plan...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: DataDx, Medical debt legislation, opioid tapering

| May 23, 2019 | Oregon

We have announced our date for our 2019 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It's a little later in the calendar this year on November 12th.  But, the hope is that will move us a little closer to the next legislature, and provide perhaps a bit more clarity about the...[ Read More ]

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