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OHA announces coordinated care organizations will establish service areas based on counties for next round of contracts

| Nov 30, 2018 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority says all new and existing applicants for coordinated care contracts will have to define their service areas by county for the 2020-2024 contract period. A service area is where people have to live to be members of a coordinated care organization (CCO). A service area does...[ Read More ]

OHA to hold technical forum on CCO 2.0 service areas

| Oct 17, 2018 | Oregon

As the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) develops contracts for the next five years of coordinated care for Oregon Health Plan members, the agency is seeking public comment on how to best define service areas for current and potential new applicants. Fifteen CCOs operate in service areas defined in 2012 through...[ Read More ]

Oregon Health Policy Board adopts policy recommendations

| Oct 15, 2018 | Oregon

This press release was provided by the Oregon Health Authority.  On October 15 the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) voted to approve a comprehensive set of policies that will improve the health of Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members, address health disparities, control program costs, and continue to transform health care...[ Read More ]

OHA releases 2019 CCO capitation rates

| Oct 2, 2018 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority has finalized the 2019 capitation rates for coordinated care organizations (CCOs). These rates are the per-member-per-month amounts the state pays CCOs to coordinate health care for nearly 1 million Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). This increase represents a 4.35 percent change in the rate...[ Read More ]

OHA report details insurance payments to hospitals for most common procedures

| Jul 9, 2018 | Oregon

Insurance companies continue to pay hospitals widely varying amounts for the same procedures within hospitals, among hospitals, and across the state, according to a report from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). In its third year of publication, the Oregon Hospital Payment Report details the median amounts paid by commercial insurers...[ Read More ]

Oregon awards $900,000 in student loan repayment assistance to health care providers

| Jul 5, 2018 | Oregon

The first round of Health Care Provider Incentive Program loan repayment, totaling $900,000, was recently awarded to 17 medical, dental and behavioral health providers serving rural and underserved communities in Oregon. The Health Care Provider Incentive Program was established by the Legislature in HB 3261 (2017) to help rural and...[ Read More ]