Oregon awarded $1.9 billion federal funding pact, new flexibility for health care reforms

The federal government has formally approved reforms to the Oregon Health Plan as well as $1.9 billion to support them, meaning changes to the Medicaid-funded program in Portland and around the state.

State officials today announced that the federal Health and Human Services has granted more flexibility by amending a waiver for Oregon’s transformation initiative, intended to cut costs while improving care to the Medicaid-funded OHP. The waiver includes the first formal approval of a tentative agreement for federal funding that made national headlines in May.

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