Oregon's health insurance exchange will formally close thanks to a bill Gov. Kate Brown signed to shutter the site.
Oregon's long-troubled health insurance exchange is being put out of its misery thanks to a new law formally shutting it down.
While most healthcare stakeholders have slowed their spending on Washington lobbying, one sector has cranked up the pressure—the medical-device industry.
Four-hospital St. Alphonsus Health System plans to convert an acute-care hospital in Nampa, Idaho, to an ambulatory center and spend $80 million to build a hospital at its other campus in the southern Idaho city.
Oregon is again suing the technology company that built its failed insurance exchange because the contractor now wants to bow out of running Oregon's Medicaid enrollment system before the state is ready to switch to a new one.
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.
Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, a not-for-profit parent of 22 companies offering healthcare products and services, discusses how his companies are seeking to make healthcare more consumer-directed.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency medicine physician, resigned last Friday amid allegations that his administration steered consulting contracts toward his fiancée.
Judging from a House hearing last week, Congress is unlikely to further delay implementation of the ICD-10 coding system. Of course, few predicted last year's congressional decision to put it off for a year.
The massive hacks at Anthem and Community Health Systems should boost the use of data-encryption technology, but the high-tech tool may not keep sensitive information from the clutches of sophisticated hackers, experts say.
Many of the new consumer-governed, not-for-profit health plans launched thanks to the ACA were in shaky financial shape in their first nine months of operation and will need to be closely monitored, raising questions about the law's method of boosting insurance competition.
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.