Tag Archives: Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs)

Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight

The insurers that deliver Medicaid-funded health services to nearly 1 million Oregonians will be subject to stricter financial oversight under a bill that’s a signature from the governor away from becoming law. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight | The Lund Report

In Portland Area Medicaid Market, CareOregon Gains Power Behind The Scenes

CareOregon is taking a more prominent position as an insurer for the Oregon Health Plan in the Portland metro area, which has a third of the state’s Medicaid population. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: In Portland Area Medicaid Market, CareOregon Gains Power Behind The Scenes | The Lund Report

Health care companies furious after Legislature moves toward surprise cut in allowable inflation rate

A Legislative subcommittee moved Thursday to impose a surprise cut on the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations. The .1 percent reduction on allowable annual spending increases is relatively tiny. Still, CCO executives and their political representatives fumed over the lack of notice. Source: Health care companies furious after Legislature moves toward surprise cut in allowable […]
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Report takes a ‘deeper dive’ into new health disparity incentive metric

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members with mental illness use the emergency department for physical health reasons at a rate two-and-a-half times greater than members without mental illness. This rate has remained steady over time, indicating room for improvement in coordination of care for members with mental illness. A new report from OHA highlights this health disparity and […]
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County commissioner chides mental health executive over crisis respite center

Building in Warrenton is up for sale. A county commissioner chided the CEO of Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. for putting the crisis respite center in Warrenton up for sale and withdrawing from a board that governs the facility. “Recently, GOBHI has kind of pulled the rug out from that enterprise,” Commissioner Pamela Wev said […]
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Changes possible for health care groups that oversee the Oregon Health Plan

Two organizations vie for regional control. Two coordinated care organizations want to oversee the Oregon Health Plan in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties, raising questions about what the competition will mean for health care providers. Source: Changes possible for health care groups that oversee the Oregon Health Plan | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Agency plans to return foster children to Oregon

More than 80 have been placed in other states. The Oregon Department of Human Services announced Wednesday the development of a plan to return to Oregon dozens of foster youth who are being served in other states. Source: Agency plans to return foster children to Oregon

Crisis Looms For Oregon’s Medicaid System Without Major Shift

Oregon health officials are proud of the state’s Medicaid system but critics say it’s careening towards a financial crisis that could topple a system that’s unique across the country. Source: Crisis Looms For Oregon’s Medicaid System Without Major Shift

John Kitzhaber On Medicaid: ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense Of Vision’

About five years ago, Oregon adopted an innovative Medicaid system that enabled the state to expand health care to nearly 1 million people today. But the system does not have a steady source of funds. This year Oregon’s Medicaid funding gap was $950 million. Request full-text (for state agency patrons only) Source: John Kitzhaber On […]
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5 Things Oregon: Q&A with Rep. Salinas, Health care bills to watch – State of Reform

Here’s what we’re watching in Oregon health care! Q&A with Representative Salinas Bills to watch Takeaways from CCO 2.0 letters of intent Report: CCOs lead the way in primary care spending percentage Source: 5 Things Oregon: Q&A with Rep. Salinas, Health care bills to watch, Colin Cave, MD – State of Reform | State of […]
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