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Oregon Medicaid reforms meet savings goals as more enroll

By Andis Robeznieks  |  January 14, 2015

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 to use Kentucky software for Medicaid

By Associated Press  |  December 10, 2014

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.

Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action

Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action

By Paul Demko  |  September 26, 2014

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...

Reform Update: CMS won't limit flexibility of Oregon CCOs, state says

Reform Update: CMS won't limit flexibility of Oregon CCOs, state says

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 26, 2014

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...

Most Influential leaders have blazed bold reform paths

Most Influential leaders have blazed bold reform paths

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 23, 2014

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.

Oregon sues Oracle over failed healthcare website

By 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.

Malpractice claims can be kept out of court, but not the NPDB

Malpractice claims can be kept out of court, but not the NPDB

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 13, 2014

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.

Oracle sues Oregon over health insurance exchange

By 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.

Oregon wants to sue Oracle over failed insurance exchange

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 31, 2014

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...

Oregon, Oracle at odds over botched exchange

Oregon, Oracle at odds over botched exchange

By Bob Herman  |  May 30, 2014

Although Gov. John Kitzhaber wants to take Oracle Corp. to court over the state's failed health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon, the private contractor views the move as nothing more than political posturing.

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