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Oregon medical group lays off 15

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High Five
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Electronic records and projected declines in Medicaid reimbursements prompt staff cuts, the largest reduction in the past seven years.

“The reductions from the Medicaid reimbursements are impacting everyone throughout the state, (including) Legacy, Providence and PeaceHealth,” said Chris Noah, CEO of Oregon Medical Group. “This touches health care and has a ripple effect through all our vendors. Besides the staffing issues, we’ve looked at our expenses in every area to see where we can make adjustments to offset the reductions in reimbursements.”

The layoffs took effect, without prior notice, on Feb. 15, Noah said. “We did reduce 15 positions, and two of those staff members found other jobs,” she said.

Read more at the Register-Guard.

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