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Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action
Paul Demko | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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...
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Cover Oregon makes no changes for now, will use HealthCare.gov again
John N. Frank | September 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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Reform Update: CMS won't limit flexibility of Oregon CCOs, state says
Virgil Dickson | August 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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...
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Federal directive threatens Oregon Medicaid reform
Associated Press | August 23, 2014
Officials responsible for implementing ambitious changes to the Oregon HealthPlan are worried a new federal directive could undo the state's Medicaid reform.
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Most Influential leaders have blazed bold reform paths
Andis Robeznieks | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Oregon sues Oracle over failed healthcare website
Associated Press | August 22, 2014
The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.
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Malpractice claims can be kept out of court, but not the NPDB
Andis Robeznieks | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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Oracle sues Oregon over health insurance exchange
Associated Press | August 09, 2014
Oracle Corp. has sued the state of Oregon in a fight over the state's health insurance exchange, saying government officials are using the technology company's software despite $23 million in disputed bills.
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Oregon wants to sue Oracle over failed insurance exchange
Modern Healthcare | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber wants to sue Oracle Corp. over the state's failed health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon. But Oracle is saying it's not responsible for the exchange's problems. “Contrary to the story the state is promoting, Oracle has never led the Oregon health...
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Reform Update: Failed exchanges dog politicians, but fallout seems limited
Paul Demko | May 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Politicians in states with failed or troubled exchanges are taking lumps for their affiliation with the problem-plagued websites, but the afflictions don't appear to be politically fatal.
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