Oregon

Innovations

State Medicaid Program Adopts Multiple Policies to Significantly Increase Screening Rates and Enhance Access to Services for Young Children at Risk of Developmental Disabilities 06/10/13

The Oregon Health Authority, which oversees the Oregon Health Plan (the State Medicaid program), implemented a series of policy changes to emphasize and promote earlier detection, more effective...

Plan-Supported Medical Home Model Helps Clinics Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Admissions for Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees 03/03/13

A Medicaid managed care plan works with primary care practices to implement a medical home model. Known as the Primary Care Renewal project, this program provides additional reimbursement and...

National Academy and Affiliated State Chapters Support Pediatricians in Improving Asthma Care, Leading to Better Guideline Adherence and Disease Control, Fewer Acute Episodes 02/26/13

The national office of the American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its State chapters—in Alabama, Maine, Ohio, and Oregon—helped 49 pediatric practices adhere to well-established asthma care...

Separate Teen and Parent Group Classes Combined With Pediatrician Support Reduce Body Mass Index and Improve Self-Image of Overweight Girls 05/25/12

During a trial lasting roughly 4 years, Kaiser Permanente Northwest offered a series of in-person group meetings in primary care clinics to overweight and obese teenage girls over a 5-month period...

Comprehensive Wellness Program Improves Employees' Health-Related Behaviors and Risk Factors, Stems Rise in Employer Health Care Costs 08/23/11

Often in collaboration with a vendor, employers offer comprehensive wellness programs for all benefit-eligible individuals, including employees, spouses, domestic partners, and/or retirees. The...

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