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2014 Coordinated Care Model Summit

You’re invited to the 2014 Coordinated Care Model Summit Dec. 3-4.   This FREE 2-day conference is open to anyone working on health system transformation nationwide, including health leaders, policymakers, providers, funders and community stakeholders.   Throughout the summit, local and national health leaders will share concrete, innovative strategies for what health system transformation looks like on the ground. The summit will include:   Keynote …

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Oregon’s uninsured rate drops 63%

A new study released by OHSU shows the uninsured rate in Oregon dropping by 63%, primarily due to Medicaid expansion. Read more here.

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Medicaid and private insurance consumers both will need to enroll/re-enroll through Federal website

Read here about updates with Cover Oregon including medicaid enrollees will join private insurance customers in signing up or re-enrolling for coverage through healthcare.gov   Also, subsidy error reported to only be about $20 per consumer.

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A comparison of hospital costs, US exceeds others by far

In a comparison of eight countries administrative hospital costs, the US exceeds all others by far, read more in this Commonwealth post about a new Health Affairs study.

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Volunteers needed for health system transformation project

Contribute to Oregon’s health system transformation by volunteering with the Consumer Confidence Project! Work description: Volunteers will review member handbooks, websites and welcome packets published by Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs), checking whether consumer-oriented information is included. No special knowledge of health reform or health policy is necessary to volunteer . Time requirement: 12 hours, with potential for more if …

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