Legacy went public with the dispute Tuesday with a statement indicating its contract with the large insurer would terminate on March 31 if the two can’t reach an agreement. That would mean Oregonians insured by Regence could no longer receive services at Legacy without out-of-pocket costs, except for emergency care.
Providence health care system is refunding nearly $21 million in medical bills paid by low-income residents of Washington — and it’s erasing $137 million more in outstanding debt for tens of thousands of others — to settle the state’s allegations that it overcharged those patients and then used aggressive collection tactics when they failed to pay
Staff at drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS in October launched walkouts across the country to protest what they characterized as unreasonable workloads that were affecting patient care. Retail pharmacy closures that have caused rural residents to travel long distances or wait hours for their prescriptions have sparked scrutiny in Congress.
Oregon has fewer beds available for youth with the most serious psychiatric needs than it did 20 years ago. The investments will go to four projects adding new psychiatric residential treatment beds, the governor says.
Boosters are free for most seniors on Medicare and available in doctor's offices and pharmacies. But this year, there are fewer options for people in assisted living and memory care who can’t easily leave their homes.
In August 2023, PeaceHealth announced it would close most of its facility in downtown Eugene and transfer services to its Riverbend hospital in Springfield, effectively leaving the third largest city in Oregon without a hospital.