Tag Archives: Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs)

Governor tours new Umpqua Health building

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown got a firsthand look at the 25,000-square-foot Umpqua Health Newton Creek medical facility Wednesday morning. Brown was in Roseburg to meet with several health care providers and the Community Advisory Council for Umpqua Health Alliance, Douglas County’s only coordinated-care organization. Source: Governor tours new Umpqua Health building

Mental Health Advocates Hope For More From CCOs – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We hear from the mother of a Portland man who recently had a mental health crisis, and talk with the executive director of the Oregon chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Chris Bouneff and Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran about how that story illustrates problems with the mental health system at large. Source: Mental […]
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For health care reform version 2.0, a few guiding principles: Editorial

In the midst of the Great Recession, Oregon leaders gambled big. With then-Gov. John Kitzhaber leading the way, legislators in 2011 authorized a restructuring of how Oregon provides health care to its poorest residents. Designed to treat patients holistically while containing costs, the plan called for the Oregon Health Authority to contract with “coordinated care […]
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Oregon CCOs performed well on quality measures in 2017

The majority of the state’s Medicaid coordinated care organizations received 100 percent of their incentive dollars for hitting their quality metrics, according to a new report. The Oregon Health Authority created a quality pool from a percentage of monthly CCO payments to reward them for meeting benchmarks in managing care for 1 million low-income people […]
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Oregon Health Authority: 3 Areas Need Attention In New Coordinated Care Contracts

The director of the Oregon Health Authority, Patrick Allen, just finished a 2,000 mile trip around the state to 10 cities and two tribes, to talk about how to make Coordinated Care Organizations better. Source: Oregon Health Authority: 3 Areas Need Attention In New Coordinated Care Contracts . News | OPB

State officials say health care solution seems to be working

The Oregon Health Association has deemed Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO) to be the best solution to improved health and out-of-control medical costs, according to a report released Monday. In 2012, the agency set goals to improve health, reduce waste and costs, create local accountability, maintain sustainable spending and coordinate care, among others. Source: State officials […]
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Editorial: Profits not the problem with CCOs

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber made a public appearance Wednesday when he spoke to a gathering of health care professionals about one of his favorite subjects, the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s version of Medicaid. While he noted some genuine problems with the plan, one of his worst fears is that companies providing care under […]
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Behavioral health, social impacts focus on health of talks on OHP feature

Behavioral health, social impacts focus on health of talks on OHP feature. Whether it’s related to behavioral health needs, factors of social outcomes or lowering costs, state officials say they would like to improve the coordinated care organization (CCO) model moving forward. Leaders of the Oregon Health Authority hosted round table discussions at Henley Elementary […]
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Local CCO earns $12.6 million in performance payment

The manager of Medicaid services for Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties has been awarded nearly $12.6 million in incentive payments by the Oregon Health Authority. OHA withheld 4.25 percent of 2017 payments to Oregon’s coordinated care organizations or CCOs, the regional entities responsible for managing care for people covered by the Oregon Health Plan, the […]
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State hears from OHP members on improvements

-Members want more help with health-related social issues, better coordination- After five public forums across the state, Oregon health officials have heard two main messages about what Oregon Health Plan members want to see more of in the coming years: help with the social issues that impact their health and better coordination of care between […]
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