What: A public meeting of the Out of Hospital Births Prior Authorization Review Workgroup.
Agenda: Welcome, introductions and process overview; background and workgroup scope and goal; current process for out-of-hospital births prior authorization; challenges with and reflections on PA process; public comment; summary and next steps.
When: Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m. to noon. A public comment period will be held at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Where: Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1D, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland.
The public also may attend by conference call at 888-278-0296, * participant code 843163.
Background: The Out of Hospital Births Workgroup met in 2016-2017 to discuss the Oregon Health Plan's coverage of childbirth in settings other than hospitals. The workgroup presented recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority in summer 2017. OHA is convening this small group to undertake the workgroup's third recommendation, "Prior Authorization Process Review," with the goal of optimizing safety while improving the efficiency of the process. Questions and public comments may be submitted to OOHB.Workgroup@dhsoha.state.or.us.
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* This news release was updated June 20, 2018, at 10:42 a.m., to correct the telephone number.