Category Archive for: ‘Act’

Call for Applications: OR Essential Health Benefit Workgroup

The governor’s office issued a press release this week, calling for nominations to be appointed to serve on the Oregon Essential health Benefits Workgroup. This group will be jointly chartered by the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Board and the Oregon Health Policy Board. There is a standard process for all executive appointments that you can find here. It may look …

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Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) update

This is just in from the Oregon Health Authority: On March 2, 2012, Governor Kitzhaber signed SB 1580, which will launch Coordinated Care Organizations to better serve Oregon Health Plan members with a focus on improved health. New information is now available that allows interested stakeholders to review and comment on documents related to the implementation of Coordinated Care Organizations, including …

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Tracking Oregon’s Major Health Reform Bills

In this short legislative session, things are happening quickly. The Oregonian has created a page for each of the bills introduced. The major health reform bills are: House Bill 4164 Requires Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation to establish and deposit moneys into accounts in federally insured depositories. Senate Bill 1580 Provides legislative approval of Oregon Health Authority proposals for coordinated …

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OHA is Looking for Technically Minded Consumers

Due to passage of SB 204, Tina Edlund, Deputy Director of the Oregon Health Authority, is forming a stakeholder group to meet in November and December (probably no more than 4 meetings, likely 2 hours each) to work with them and a firm that will be offering technical expertise. SB 204 directs the Oregon Health Authority to develop a uniform …

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Multnomah County Considers Ban on BPA

The Multnomah Board of County Commisioners are considering a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), proposed by chair Jeff Cogen. BPA is a potentially cancer-causing chemical that is found in some beverage containers like baby bottles and zippy cups. Commissioner Cogen is pushing for Multnomah County to take a stand against its use in children’s products. You can read his statement …

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