Tag Archives: Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs)

Buehler files bills to reform Oregon Health Authority, CCOs

Rep. Knute Buehler, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, introduced two bills that he says will correct mismanagement at the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program, and take the coordinated care organizations to the next level. House Bill 4125 would require the Oregon Health Authority to recover an estimated $70 million improperly […]
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Greenlick Renews Call for Transparency and Accountability for State CCOs

House Speaker Tina Kotek is confident that some of the key changes that she and Rep. Mitch Greenlick want for the state Medicaid system will pass in February, despite their defeat in 2017. Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, and House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, are reintroducing legislation that will provide greater daylight and accountability in the […]
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House Speaker: No special session for FamilyCare shutdown

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Democratic lawmakers Kotek, Greenlick say CCO’s refusal to change its business model led to its downfall. Source: House Speaker: No special session for FamilyCare shutdown – Portland Business Journal

‘We’re Going to Have Problems’: Oregon Health Authority, Health Share Prepare for End to FamilyCare

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. At two town-hall meetings this weekend, officials will meet with medical providers to answer questions about the closure of the state’s second-largest coordinated care organization at the end of January. Source: ‘We’re Going to Have Problems’: Oregon Health Authority, […]
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Digging into FamilyCare’s Rates: Was the CCO Paid Enough? 

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. The Oregon Health Authority says each CCO is free to set its own provider payment rates. But a $26.2 million cut to FamilyCare’s base reimbursements would have forced the Medicaid provider to make cuts it was not willing to […]
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Health Share and FamilyCare: A Tale of Two CCOs

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. As FamilyCare considered whether to continue operating in 2018, The Lund Report looked into the differences between this coordinated care organization and Health Share, the other Medicaid provider that serves the Portland-metro area. How do Medicaid patients choose between […]
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Lund Report Editor Discusses FamilyCare on OPB’s Think Out Loud

Editor Courtney Sherwood explained the closure for radio listeners, and physician Bryan Schwartz and psychologist Brad Larsen-Sanchez discussed how it will affect their clinics. Lund Report Editor Courtney Sherwood appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud radio program to discuss the fate of FamilyCare and what the coordinated care organization’s closure means for members […]
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Recreational Cannabis In California | FamilyCare | Roseburg VA – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Greg James, the publisher of Marijuana Venture, joins us to talk about the regional ripple effects of legal recreational cannabis in California. The nonprofit coordinated care organization FamilyCare announced last month it will close on Jan. 31. FamilyCare provides insurance to about 113,000 Oregon Health Plan members in the Portland area. The Roseburg Veterans Administration Medical Center […]
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FamilyCare to operate through January, delaying planned shutdown

A Medicaid provider that was poised to sever ties with the state at the end of the year has agreed to a 30-day contract extension, its chief executive said Thursday, giving its 113,000 Portland-area clients time to transfer to another health carrier. Source: FamilyCare to operate through January, delaying planned shutdown

It’s official: FamilyCare to close, leaving 322 without jobs

FamilyCare Health, the state’s second-largest coordinated care organization, will officially close its doors, a decision the organization says the Oregon Health Authority forced it into. Initially, FamilyCare announced it would go out of business Dec. 31. Source: It’s official: FamilyCare to close, leaving 322 without jobs