Oregon Medicaid demo project gets $1.9M funding

The U.S. Health & Human Services Department yesterday approved Oregon's Medicaid demonstration program, providing $1.9 billion over five years to support the coordinated care effort, The Oregonian reported. The Oregon Health Plan aims to improve quality and cut costs for the state's low-income population, including pregnant women; children; and elderly, blind and disabled individuals, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The announcement comes just in time when the state's first coordinated care organizations are expected to be operational by August, according to Gov. John Kitzhaber's office. Article

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.