Agenda Finalized for CCO Oregon June 5th Conference on APMs & Policy

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CCO Oregon is thrilled to release the final agenda for its Alternative Payment Model and Policy Conference taking place Friday, June 5th  at the Salem Convention Center in Salem. OHA Director Lynne Saxton, Governor Brown’s Health Policy Advisor Sean Kolmer, and Pam Curtis from the Center for Evidence-based Policy will be highlighting the conference. Six Breakout Sessions highlight work from …

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Oregon Takes Key Step for Affordable Health and Immigrant Inclusion

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Basic Health Bill Heads to Governor Kate Brown Inclusion, Affordability and Innovation Coalition For Immediate Release May 26, 2015 Contact: Joseph Santos-Lyons joseph@apano.org 971-340-4861 John Mullin jmullin@oregonlawcenter.org   Salem, Ore. – Today the Oregon Senate passed HB 2934A with a bipartisan vote of 22-7 (1 excused).  This priority bill of the Oregon Health Equity Alliance now heads to Governor Kate …

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Underinsurance Remains Major Problem for Millions in U.S., Study Finds

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Thirty-one million people in the United States were underinsured in 2014, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study. The proportion of Americans with health insurance all year but also high deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses relative to income was statistically unchanged since 2010, after nearly doubling between 2003 and 2010. Read more about it here. Share this, please:

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Findings from a Survey of Health Care Delivery Innovation Centers

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Health care innovation centers around the country are working to discover, develop, test, and spread new models of care delivery—in hospitals, clinics, and patients’ homes.  Between November 2014 and January 2015, The Commonwealth Fund conducted an online survey of innovation centers affiliated with health care organizations to learn about their potential role in promoting health system transformation. Read about it …

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NYC’s First Lady Explains Ambitious Plan To Improve Mental Health Services

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When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio releases his executive budget tomorrow, it will include $54.4 million in new funding for mental health programs across the city. There’s also a promise that that number will increase to $78.3 million the following year. The mayor’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is spearheading the effort and announced the proposed funding yesterday. Included in …

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