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The Department of Human Services provides housing and community services so that people and families can participate in work, education and their community. Working with our partners we help people in crisis get their lives back on track. We provide support to... more.
Tina Kitchin, Medical Director Tina Kitchin, M.D., F.A.A.P. Medical Director In her current role, Tina is the chief medical advisor for DHS in health and medical related policies and procedures. She also functions as a liaison for Oregon Health Plan and is a clinical consultant to DHS and local government partners surrounding complicated medical issues. Tina also serves as the agency's Legislative liaison for all health-related issues. Tina graduated Summae cum laude, B.S., Oregon State University in 1975; Magna cum laude, M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, 1978; Pediatric Residency, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1978-1981.
Dr. Tina Kitchen is a top DHS medical officer whose job is to review death cases.When The Oregonian asked her about Crawford's death, she said she wouldn't expect most caregivers to behave any differently."I don't think a lot of people would recognize that as being blood," Kitchen said.Workers were found responsible in Crawford's death only because the agency holds providers to a "very high" standard when investigating neglect, she said.The team submitted the document to administrators, including Kitchen, on March 18, 2006.But she and other top officials couldn't agree on how the potentially lifesaving policy should be phrased.
Tina Kitchin, medical director of the Oregon Department of Human Services, said that because dual eligibles will be randomly assigned to PDPs, the process could "maximize the chances that a beneficiary is enrolled in a plan that does not meet their needs."She added that because a high proportion of dual eligibles have cognitive impairments, such as dementia or mental illness, tools designed to help residents, such as the Medicare Web site or toll-free Medicare hotline, will be "irrelevant."
Dr Tina Kitchin's suggestions for changes in the Medicare Modernization Act Dr Tina Kitchin, Medical Director of Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities, presents her suggestions for changes in the Medicare Modernization Act.She has concerns over the timeframe involved for transition, the types of drugs that are not available under MMA and the assumption that the MMA makes that a patient can work through an appeals process.(1:47)
Dr Tina Kitchin's suggestions for changes in the Medicare Modernization ActDr Tina Kitchin, Medical Director of Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities, presents her suggestions for changes in the Medicare Modernization Act.She has concerns over the timeframe involved for transition, the types of drugs that are not available under MMA and the assumption that the MMA makes that a patient can work through an appeals process.(1:47)