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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 ]

5 Things Oregon: Cambia Health Solutions, Medicaid Buy-in, Resa Bradeen, MD

| Mar 14, 2019 | Oregon

It's a busy week for Oregon health care with news out this week about Cambia and new legislation coming out of Salem. We feature some of those items, as well as offer some of our original reporting, analysis, and commentary on Oregon health care. So, here are a few items...[ Read More ]

Has serendipity created a transformational moment in Oregon health care?

| Mar 12, 2019 | Oregon

Sometimes, health care transformation happens with intention. That was certainly the case in Oregon with the development of Oregon's Prioritized List in the early 1990s.  The development helped to bring quality and efficacy to health care by using empirical data to determine a ranked order of medical effectiveness. From the...[ Read More ]

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