OR Health Authority Provisionally Certifies 11 Coordinated Care Organizations

The Oregon Health Authority has reviewed and provisionally certified 11 of 14 applications for Coordinated Care Organizations, the first steps toward completion of a revamped Oregon Health Plan.

As legislated in Oregon Senate Bill SB 1580, and evaluated by OHA,  successful Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) applicants will be responsible for integrating health care for low-income patients on Medicaid, along with negotiating  new ways to improve health care and lower costs.

The Certification Team evaluated CCO applications based on governance, community engagement, access and integration. The 11 successful applicants have been provisionally certified, pending additional information necessary to meet core certification criteria that will be required before contracts can be finalized.

The 11 provisionally certified applicants will move forward to contract negotiations, review of additional required information and final CMS approval. It will be up to each applicant to determine its ability and timelines to meet the remaining necessary requirements and notify OHA by June 4.