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Malpractice claims can be kept out of court, but not the NPDB
By 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
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.
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Oregon wants to sue Oracle over failed insurance exchange
By 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
By 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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Oregon, Oracle at odds over botched exchange
By Bob Herman | May 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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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Oregon governor seeks lawsuit over health exchange
By Associated Press | May 29, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he's seeking a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over Oregon's online health insurance enrollment system, the failure of which embarrassed the state and resulted in multiple investigations.
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U.S. subpoenas Oregon insurance exchange documents
By Associated Press | May 21, 2014
A grand jury is investigating Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange website, one of the most dysfunctional and expensive coverage marketplace flops in the nation.
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Cover Oregon special session unnecessary, lawyer says
By Associated Press | May 07, 2014
Lawyers for the state Department of Justice say Cover Oregon doesn't need the Legislature's approval to ditch its technology and switch to the federally run enrollment website, according to a memo released Tuesday by Gov. John Kitzhaber's office.
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Cover Oregon CIO out as state extends sign-up deadline
By John N. Frank | April 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A fourth official of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon, has resigned as the state extends to April 30 the deadline for people to sign up for coverage through the site.
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Heads roll following Oregon's rudderless healthcare exchange debacle
By Paul Demko | March 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No one was truly in charge of ensuring Oregon's health insurance exchange website was functional when it opened for business Oct. 1, according to a report commissioned by the state to determine what went wrong with the launch.
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