Jeff Heatherington has been the Executive Director of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon in Portland, Oregon, since 1978
He successfully lobbied the Legislature to mandate that workers' compensation payments for osteopathic manipulation be reimbursed in addition to an E&M visit; to require that any credentialing entity in the state of Oregon accept all forms of osteopathic education and certification; and put tow D.O.'s on the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners.
Additionally, in 1984 Jeff founded, and is the President of FamilyCare, Inc., a Medicaid and Medicare managed care company, and the nation's only osteopathic HMO.
Heatherington is recognized leader in health care issues and has served on a number of State Boards, including the Oregon Health Council, and a number of American Osteopathic Association committees. He receive the American Osteopathic Association's Distinguished Service Certificate in 2005.
American Osteopathic Association
Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors, President, 1981-82.
Committee on Continuing Medical Education, 1981- 1990.
Committee on Managed Care, 1992-1996.
Task Force on Graduate Medical Education, 1999-2000
Task Force on Informatin Technology, 2004-2006
Committee on Socio-economic Affiars, 2002-Present
Task Force on the Future of Medicare Physician Paymennts, 2004- Present
Oregon Health Forum, Board Member, 2002- Present
(Non-profit organization dedicated to informing the public about health care
issues and trends.)
B.A., Political Science, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1965. Jeff Heatherington has been the Executive Director of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon in Portland, Oregon, since 1978