Tag Archives: Oregon Health Plan

CCO set to yank clients from Jackson County Mental Health

Mail Tribune, Dec. 21, 2016 A major client of Jackson County Mental Health is pulling its patients – putting a halt to the county’s ambitious plans for expansion and new hires. Whether layoffs will result because of the reduction in … Continue reading

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A life in free fall

The Daily Astorian, May 30, 2016, updated June 7, 2016 It didn’t take long for Vincent Davidson-Gilbert’s life to fall apart once he starting using drugs again. The former Seaside resident had a house, a good job and an eight-year … Continue reading

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Two reports use Medicaid patients’ ratings to evaluate CCOs

The Bulletin, August 20. 2015 Two new reports shed light on aspects of Oregon’s Medicaid program their authors say don’t get enough attention: the experiences of those using the program. READ – OCPP Report Oregon – CCO Quality, 7-24-15 (Report … Continue reading

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For the first time, Oregon’s biennial tobacco settlement funds will go into healthcare, not get diverted as usual

The Lund Report, July 3, 2015 For the first time, Oregon will use all of its $158 million biennial tobacco master settlement for healthcare-related expenses, and not divert the money to pay for other projects. The bulk of the funds … Continue reading

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Report: CCOs continue climb toward government goals, metrics, incentives

Statesman Journal, June 24, 2015 Oregon’s health care transformation efforts continued to make improvements in 2014, even while gaining nearly 400,000 members in the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program. The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday released quality metrics … Continue reading

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Oregon continues to wrestle with prescribing practices for psychotropics

The Bend Bulletin, April 30, 2015 Back to the drawing board for mental health advocates in Oregon. State Medicaid programs have struggled for years to tackle the high and often inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic — mental health — drugs to … Continue reading

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Rising OHP enrollments in Southern Oregon have mental health professionals scrambling to provide care

KOBI-5.com, Oct. 6, 2014 The number of patients in Jackson County with health insurance skyrocketed after the Affordable Care Act leaving clinics and doctors scrambling to figure out how to better serve patients. It’s been nine months since the Affordable … Continue reading

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Funding changes force move for ShelterCare’s Homeless Medical Respite program

The Register-Guard, Oct. 4, 2014 Nearly three weeks after a steep drop in state funding prompted the Eugene homeless advocacy nonprofit ShelterCare to end its mental health crisis housing program, the agency says it will move its medical treatment initiative for … Continue reading

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