Tag Archives: Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs)

Oregon Health Authority Aims to Cover All High-Risk Populations In New CCO Regions

The state announced that coverage areas in its next round of Medicaid coverage will be based on county lines, not Zip codes, though there may be exceptions. The Oregon Health Authority announced coverage areas for the next round of the state’s Medicaid system on Wednesday based on county lines rather than Zip codes, which is […]
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Departing Oregon Health Policy Board Member ‘Shocked’ At Response To Health Equity

A longtime member of the board that advises the state on health policy and reform questioned the state’s commitment to ensuring equitable health care to low-income Oregonians. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Departing Oregon Health Policy Board Member ‘Shocked’ At Response To Health Equity

Opinion: Keeping Oregon in the lead of a health care revolution

Oregon’s nationally-recognized health care transformation is working. But rising drug prices and other increases have put the state’s Medicaid reforms at a crossroads. Many now wonder: Has the lid come off medical inflation? Will Medicaid costs inevitably consume an ever-increasing share of the state budget? Source: Opinion: Keeping Oregon in the lead of a health […]
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Oregon sets reform map for health plan

State to emphasize value rather than volume. The Oregon Health Policy Board approved a road map to change the way care is provided to Oregon Health Plan members, shifting to a system that will reward health care providers for improving outcomes, address the social factors that affect health and reduce barriers to mental health care. […]
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Oregon Adopts New Policies For Medicaid

Oregon’s Health Policy Board has adopted new plans for the use of Medicaid in the state. The plans dictate how Oregon’s 15 coordinated care organizations will work. The CCOs were set up in 2012 to improve care and save money. Health care analysts agree they were largely successful. Source: Oregon Adopts New Policies For Medicaid […]
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Oregon Has Long Way To Go To Reach Ambitious Medicaid Goals, Critics Say

Oregon has adopted a set of goals to reform health care, make Medicaid spending more efficient and improve the health of the one in four Oregonians covered by the insurance. Request full-text (for State Agency Patrons only) Source: Oregon Has Long Way To Go To Reach Ambitious Medicaid Goals, Critics Say | The Lund Report

CCOs to Oregon Health Authority: Keep Medicaid local

The boundaries and even operators of the Oregon’s 15 coordinated care organizations could change next year, when the Oregon Health Authority awards new five-year contracts. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: CCOs to Oregon Health Authority: Keep Medicaid local – Portland Business Journal

Oregon’s Medicaid experiment is put to the test, as costs outpace budgets

Early next year, the Oregon Health Authority will issue a call for applications to run the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations, which manage care for 1 million people on the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s version of Medicaid. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Oregon’s Medicaid experiment is put to the test, as […]
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Kitzhaber on what’s worked and what hasn’t in Oregon’s Medicaid experiment

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber went to Washington in 2012 and negotiated a deal that would land Oregon $1.9 billion in federal grants and the greenlight to transform the state’s Medicaid system. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Kitzhaber on what’s worked and what hasn’t in Oregon’s Medicaid experiment – Portland Business Journal

State health costs soar, despite reforms’ promise.

Spiking drug costs pressure Oregon Health Plan as care organizations get squeezed. Source: State health costs soar, despitereforms’ promise.