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Senate Health Care Committee hears SB 1551

Madeline Shannon | Feb 6, 2020 | Oregon

The Senate Committee on Health Care heard a bill Feb. 4 that would require the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to issue financial reports twice a year to health-related committees in the legislature.      The OHA report must include information about financial reporting requirements imposed on coordinated care organizations. The...[ Read More ]

2019 Oregon State of Reform Keynote: A conversation with John Kitzhaber

Emily Boerger | Dec 6, 2019 | Oregon

John Kitzhaber continues to be one of the most important thinkers on state health reform in the country. Since leaving public service, he has traveled to over 15 states and Washington DC, working with organizations, leaders, and reformers in health care. This afternoon keynote discussion from the 2019 Oregon State...[ Read More ]

FMAP and OR budget | Evan O'Kelly | CCO re-org legislation

| Dec 22, 2016 | Oregon

2017 will be among the most dynamic years in health policy in some time. So, rest and rejuvenate this Christmas and holiday season.  Here are 5 Things that will be waiting for you when you return...        1. Walden: A central figure in ACA repeal As we highlighted last...[ Read More ]

OR: Eugene Combines High Income Inequality & Strained Health Care System

| Apr 29, 2014 | Oregon

Bloomberg released a ranking of U.S. cities with the most income equality over the weekend. Eugene—Oregon’s second largest city—was the only city in the Pacific Northwest on the list, ranked at #22. The city’s median household income is $39,150, and approximately 27.6 percent of the population lives in poverty. Those...[ Read More ]

OR: Interview with Jeff Heatherington, President & CEO, FamilyCare

| Apr 14, 2014 | Oregon

  Jeff Heatherington is one of the most colorful characters in Oregon health care.  In 1984, he founded FamilyCare, Inc. -- one of the first Medicaid programs established in the state of Oregon. As FamilyCare’s president and CEO, Heatherington oversaw its transition to a fully capitated plan when the Oregon Health Plan began in...[ Read More ]

OR: Legislators Look at Cost-Containment Ideas for "High Utilizers"

| Mar 10, 2014 | Oregon

This legislative session is the first that Oregon lawmakers haven’t spent a lot of time on the state’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) since the Oregon Health Plan was overhauled and the organizations were created in 2011. Unlike Cover Oregon, the other large reform effort undertaken that year, Oregon’s CCOs have...[ Read More ]