Health reform

New laws may change the way you practice
Mike Becker explains Oregon's 2013 legislation on medical liability, patient notifcation, payment parity for nurses, drug-dispensing privileges, major changes to the credentialing process and more. Watch the 5-minute video and download the summary.

Is your practice ready for cost transparency?
Comparison shopping is coming to health care – and it may affect your practice and patient volumes more than you think. – Doug Koekkoek, M.D., chief medical officer, Oregon Region

Counting down to 2014
Oregon’s Medicaid expansion begins in January, immediately bringing 40,000 new members who were on the waiting list for the Oregon Health Plan. – Doug Koekkoek, M.D., chief medical officer, Oregon Region

How many new codes? Welcome to ICD-10
On Oct. 1, 2014, the number of diagnoses and procedure codes needed for documentation and billing will increase tenfold. Here's how Providence is preparing. – Doug Koekkoek, M.D., chief medical officer, Oregon Region

Oregon's 2013 legislative update
From credentialing to student-loan repayment, the Oregon Legislature weighs a host of health care bills. – Michael S. Becker, director, regional advocacy and government affairs