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.
The new law takes effect in January. Hospitals, detox facilities and clinics that treat opioid use disorders will need to supply patients with at least two doses of Narcan or an equivalent drug upon release.
The world’s first successful heart valve replacement surgery was performed in 1960 at what’s now Oregon Health & Science University. Behind this life-saving innovation was an unlikely partnership between a young surgeon and retired engineer.
For tribes throughout the nation, protecting access to culturally important foods is a top priority. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation say their first foods policy drives most of their land management decisions.