A Republican-led U.S. House committee has found that former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor's political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign.
Members of a congressional panel investigating the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange have asked departing Gov. John Kitzhaber to preserve all documents related to the shutdown of the dysfunctional site.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency medicine physician, resigned last Friday amid allegations that his administration steered consulting contracts toward his fiancée.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency medicine physician, has resigned amid allegations he steered consulting contracts toward his fiancee. Kitzhaber has steadfastly denied those allegations.
Oregon's 380,000 new Medicaid enrollees are younger and healthier than anticipated, so the influx into the state's coordinated-care system did not negatively affect its ability to meet targeted savings of $11 billion over 10 years, the state reported Wednesday.
Oregon is planning to use an online Medicaid enrollment system from Kentucky after giving up on its own troubled software. Oregon's Medicaid director, Judy Mohr Peterson, told a state legislative committee about the plan Monday.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under the federal healthcare law. Insurers and many healthcare economists argue that limiting consumer...
Cover Oregon, the quasi-governmental corporation set up by the state to oversee its insurance marketplace, isn't recommending any changes in its structure, for now.
The CMS and Oregon are stepping back from an apparent clash over how the state is paying the managed-care organizations serving Medicaid beneficiaries in its nationally watched Medicaid demonstration. State officials and leaders of Oregon's coordinated-care organizations had expressed strong...
Officials responsible for implementing ambitious changes to the Oregon HealthPlan are worried a new federal directive could undo the state's Medicaid reform.
The man who may have to keep his veto pen handy to block congressional Republican efforts to repeal or roll back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took the top spot in Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
HHS has ruled that all medical malpractice claims that include a written demand for payment must be reported to a national database even if the cases are resolved under state programs designed to settle the matters outside of court.