Tag Archives: Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs)

Allen Leads OHA Toward Health Reforms as Agency Dysfunction Subsides

The former director of the Department of Consumer & Business Services balked at the idea that there was any secret plan to crush defunct CCO FamilyCare. He also said neither he nor Gov. Brown have any interest in enacting Medicaid work requirements desired by conservative states. Source: Allen leads OHA toward health reforms as agency […]
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Policy Board Wishlist: Recruit Providers; Improve Medicaid; Tackle Opioid Addiction

The jugglers on the Oregon Health Policy Board kept their balls in the air on Tuesday as they explored a raft of issues facing the state: expanding and supporting the healthcare workforce; making Medicaid more effective through the push for CCO 2.0; and understanding and addressing opioid addiction. They also tabled one major concern temporarily: […]
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OHA announces public meetings to help shape the future of coordinated care – State of Reform

The Oregon Health Authority will hold three meetings at the end of April to gather public input about the coordinated care model and the state’s Medicaid reforms. Coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are the heart of the coordinated care model. Source: OHA announces public meetings to help shape the future of coordinated care – State of […]
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Greenlick hopes new players will apply to become CCOs and transform the health system

The 16 coordinated care organizations that Oregon set up with $1.9 billion in federal grants in 2011 were going to transform Medicaid and stand as a model for the rest of the state’s delivery system. Source: Greenlick hopes new players will apply to become CCOs and transform the health system – Portland Business Journal

Editorial: State government fails on transparency

Oregon government made a promise to Oregonians years ago: Government was going to be transparent about what it does and how it spends money. The days of decisions made behind closed doors were over. But that promise has seesawed between sincere and masquerade. With Oregon’s coordinated care organizations, it tipped recently toward masquerade. Source: Editorial: […]
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DOJ launches investigation of shuttered FamilyCare, demands documents

The Oregon Department of Justice is investigating four entities related to FamilyCare Health, the coordinated care organization that shuttered in January, to determine whether they violated laws governing nonprofits and charities. DOJ on March 7 sent an order, first reported by The Portland Tribune, to produce documents to the following: FamilyCare Inc., FamilyCare Health Plans […]
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Oregon Wants To Know What The Public Thinks About CCOs

The Oregon Health Authority is asking the public to say what it likes, dislikes and wants to change about the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations. The CCOs were set up in 2012. But their contracts run out at the end of next year, and the state wants to know how they should change. Source: Oregon […]
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Coalition for a Healthy Oregon Backs CCO Transparency Bill

A last-minute intervention by Senate President Peter Courtney made a slight amendment to the bill’s creation of public meetings for coordinated care organizations, leading to unified support from the Medicaid insurers and a 28-1 approval vote in the Senate. The Senate has passed the coordinated care organization transparency bill with the surprise last-minute support of […]
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My View: Local oversight could improve foster care

If counties can administer the state’s Medicaid program through Coordinated Care Organizations, why couldn’t they similarly oversee child welfare? The recent audit by Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson highlighting deficiencies in the Department Human Services’ Child Welfare office might have come as a shock to the broader community, but for foster parents, mentors, case […]
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CCO Reform Bill Faces Last-Minute Hurdle

HB 4018 opens up the governance boards of the 15 CCOs that administer the Oregon Health Plan. The Senate Health Committee cleared the CCO reform bill on party lines, setting up a vote in the full Senate to require the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations to meet more openly and spend excess reserves on reducing […]
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