Oregon’s Insurance Commissioner extends public comment period regarding DCIPA's plans to transfer ownership interest in ATRIO (Medicare Advantage Plan) to DCIPA's new partnership with Mercy Medical Center, Architrave. The extension was necessary after Oregon Patients Rights Association (OPRA) made a request at a recent hearing that additional documents regarding the application be released to the public. After the hearing, Oregon Insurance Commissioner required more documents be disclosed and extended the time for public comment.
Anyone, with concerns about this transfer, can file objections with the Oregon Insurance Commissioner until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May, 21, 2013. According to the Insurance Commission, "Written comments must be RECEIVED by the Insurance Division by the deadline. Written comments may be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Russell Latham, Financial Regulation Section, Oregon Insurance Division, P. O. Box 14480, Salem, OR 97309-0405."
You can read what DCIPA submitted to the state at: http://www.cbs.state.or.us/ins/insurer/financial_regulation/acquisition-merger.html before submitting your comments to the Commissioner.
For more information about this and other efforts by Oregon Patients Rights Association to improve the quality of health care in our community, please contact: Oregon Patients Rights Association (OPRA) 541-236-3083, on facebook: Oregon patents rights, blog: http://opra4dc.blogspot.com/ or twitter.