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Oregon Senate passes bill to preserve pieces of the ACA

Emily Boerger | Apr 19, 2019 | Oregon

Bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs move out of health committee

Emily Boerger | Apr 10, 2019 | Oregon

The House Health Care Committee recently held a series of work sessions on bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs. The bills focus on a variety of potential methods to lower costs, including PBM reform, consumer education, and manufacturer transparency.   However, at Thursday’s House Health Care Committee meeting, lawmakers...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Matthew Sinnott, Willamette Dental Group

Emily Boerger | Apr 9, 2019 | Oregon

Matthew Sinnott is the Senior Director of Government Affairs & Contract Management at Willamette Dental Group. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss dental's role in CCO 2.0. “It’s a little bit of a guessing game right now. I think there's sort of the implicit...[ Read More ]

Bill will expand access to palliative care for Oregonians

| Apr 8, 2019 | Oregon

This press release was provided by the Oregon Senate Majority Office. More Oregonians would have access to important palliative health care services if the state’s numerous hospice organizations could provide them.     Senate Bill 177 – which passed with a 26-0 vote on the Senate floor today – will...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Cedric Hayden, Vice Chair of Oregon's House Committee on Health Care

Emily Boerger | Apr 8, 2019 | Oregon

Representative Cedric Hayden represents Oregon’s House District 7, covering Eastern Lane and Douglas Counties. Hayden currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Health Care and on the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services. Outside of the legislature, Hayden operates several businesses and is a dentist...[ Read More ]

Regence health plans reduce opioid prescriptions 39 percent through 2018

| Apr 4, 2019 | Oregon, Washington

Regence health plans are committed to decreasing the misuse of opioids through a variety of initiatives while still supporting appropriate use for people who can benefit from opioid treatment.     As of the end of 2018, Regence achieved a 39 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions since 2015. This exceeds...[ Read More ]

Prescription drug price transparency law requires drug manufacturers to begin reporting March 15

| Mar 18, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon’s new Prescription Drug Price Transparency law required prescription drug manufacturers to begin reporting on March 15. To file reports and pay assessments, prescription drug manufacturers should send their primary contact information (name, email, and phone number) to rx.prices@oregon.gov to create an account on the Department of Consumer and Business...[ Read More ]

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