Oregon Health Authority

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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a government agency in the U.S. state of Oregon. Established by the passage of Oregon House Bill 2009 by the 75th Oregon Legislative Assembly, and split off from Oregon Department of Human Services, the OHA will ultimately oversee most health-related programs of the Oregon government. It is overseen by the nine member Oregon Health Policy Board.[1]

The Health Authority is overseen by Director-designee, Dr. Bruce Goldberg. Dr. Goldberg is the current director of the Department of Human Services.[2]

OHA is responsible for the state's Medicaid program. In 2008, OHA began implementing changes to Medicaid policy to increase screening rates and provide more access to services for young children at risk of developmental disorders. Some of these changes included revising certification requirements for patient-centered medical home (PCMH) status to include developmental screenings for children at the 9-month, 18-month, and 30-month well-child visits.[3]

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