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Governor Brown approves progressive medical leave law

Laura Burns | Aug 9, 2019 | Oregon

OHA discusses 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan

Laura Lundberg | Aug 9, 2019 | Oregon

On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Policy Board held a meeting to discuss the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), a tool that pinpoints and identifies Oregon’s health priorities and strategies to address unjust and unacceptable health disparities. SHIP is used by groups such as the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), state...[ Read More ]

OHA releases 2018 CCO Metrics Report

Emily Boerger | Jul 30, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released the 2018 CCO Metrics Report on Tuesday, detailing Coordinated Care Organizations’ (CCOs) progress on various quality measures in 2018. The report includes information on Oregon’s pay-for-performance program, where CCOs receive payment based on their performance on specified incentive metrics. The metrics, which are selected by...[ Read More ]

OCHIN secures $8M in federal funds to leverage technology for high quality care

| Jul 25, 2019 | California, Oregon

Today, OCHIN received three years of federal funding totaling $8.1 million to support nearly 100 health centers across the country. About 1 in 12 people living in the U.S. receive health care in a community health center and these funds allow OCHIN to foster increased connection between critical primary care providers....[ Read More ]

HHS announces $1,499,990 in grants to develop rural OR residency programs

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2019 | Oregon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that two Oregon organizations will receive a total of $1,499,990 in grant funding as part of the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD). Oregon’s two recipients are Mercy Foundation in Roseburg, and Samaritan Pacific Health Services in Newport. The two organizations will each...[ Read More ]

The 2020 Health Care Debate

| Jul 22, 2019 | Oregon

Former Governor of Oregon John Kitzhaber recently announced the publication of his paper entitled "Reframing the 2020 Health Care Debate." The Progressive Policy Institute published the paper on Monday. As you know, over the past year I have been working to try to impact the focus of the 2020 health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2.0 awards, Convening Panel, Provider burnout

| Jul 19, 2019 | Oregon

A huge thank you to the inimitable Emily Boerger for holding down this newsletter while I was on vacation with my family. We spent a few weeks in Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro. The siege of Sarajevo remains a story everyone should know. The massacre at Srebenica under the watchful eye of UN troops...[ Read More ]

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