health care

Consumer-employed provider audit

State fails to protect frail residents from potential harm, audit finds (Oregonian, 10/4/17)

Audit: DHS should improve oversight of in-home care (Portland Tribune, 10/5/17)

Consumer-employed provider program needs immediate action to ensure in-home care consumers received required care and services [PDF] (2014) Oregon Audits Division

Medicaid eligibility

OHA says it met Brown’s Medicaid deadline (Bend Bulletin, 8/31/17)

Oregon removes nearly 55,000 people from Medicaid after they failed eligibility checks (Oregonian, 9/1/17)

OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog (Portland Tribune, 8/31/17)

OHA finds 23K no longer qualified for Medicaid as it works through backlog (Portland Business Journal, 9/1/17)

Action plan preliminary report [PDF] (2017) Oregon Health Authority

Medicaid eligibility

Audit: Oregon’s Medicaid computer systems work well, but human errors remain (Oregonian, 5/24/17)

Oregon had no plan for checking Medicaid eligibility (Portland Tribune, 5/25/17)

Audit: Oregon properly screens for Medicaid (Bend Bulletin, 5/24/17)

OHA: automated Medicaid eligibility is processed appropriately, yet manual input accuracy and eligibility override monitoring needs improvement [PDF] (2017) Oregon Audits Division

Possible ineligible Medicaid recipients

Thousands on Medicaid in Oregon may be ineligible (Bend Bulletin, 5/17/17)

Secretary of State: Oregon could be wasting millions by keeping ineligible people on Medicaid (Oregonian, 5/17/17)

State of Oregon says it may have dispensed millions to ineligible Medicaid recipients (Oregonian, 5/17/17)

Oregon Health Authority Disputes Auditor’s Allegations It Misused Medicaid Funds (The Lund Report, 5/17/17)

Oregon Spending Millions On Ineligible Medicaid Recipients, Secretary Of State Warns (OPB, 5/17/17)

The Oregon Health Authority May Be Providing Medicaid Benefits to Ineligible Recipients [PDF] (2017) Oregon Audits Division

Oregon Health Plan

Kitzhaber: Oregon Health Plan changes covered more people, shaved growth in cost (Portland Tribune, 5/15/2017)

Kitzhaber on health care: ‘The gains we made here in Oregon are at risk’ (KGW, 5/15/2017)

Oregon’s health system transformation mid-year report (serial) Oregon Health Authority

Oregon’s health system transformation quarterly legislative report (serial) Oregon Health Authority