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Oregon Has Long Way To Go To Reach Ambitious Medicaid Goals, Critics Say

Oregon has adopted a set of goals to reform health care, make Medicaid spending more efficient and improve the health of the one in four Oregonians covered by the insurance. 24 more words

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Oregon To Increase Medicaid Spending In 2019, Misses Spending Goals

The Oregon Health Authority will pay coordinated care organizations 4.2 percent more for Medicaid patients in 2019 than in 2018, missing its goal of keeping cost increases to 3.4 percent or less. 6 more words

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Feds Give Oregon $16 Million To Fight Opioid Epidemic 

The Trump administration is giving $16 million to Oregon to fight the opioid epidemic as part of $1 billion distributed nationwide.

Source: Feds Give Oregon $16 Million To Fight Opioid Epidemic | The Lund Report

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Briefly: Uroboros Glass in Portland Poses No Health Threat, State Says

The assessment comes two years after a toxic air scare around art glass factories in Portland.

Two years after a toxic air scare, the state announced on Thursday that Uroboros Glass in North Portland does not pose a health risk. 63 more words

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Suicide At Unity Shows Mental Health Center Has Long Way To Go

Two months after state investigators warned officials at Portland’s only psychiatric ER they could lose federal certification, a woman who was known to be suicidal killed herself. 42 more words

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OHSU Will Hire Consultants To Evaluate Suspended Heart Transplant Program

The new president of Oregon Health & Science University, Danny Jacobs, said in a statement that he plans to restart the program eventually.

Weeks after suspending its heart transplant program, Oregon Health & Science University announced it will hire outside consultants to look at what went wrong. 14 more words

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