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OHA releases 2020 CCO metrics report

| Oct 11, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released the 2020 Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) Metrics Report, showing the results of Oregon’s Quality Incentive Program. The program rewards CCOs for improving the quality of care provided to Oregon Health Plan members. This model increasingly rewards CCOs for outcomes, rather than utilization of services, and...[ Read More ]

OHA releases 2022 CCO capitation rates

| Oct 8, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority has finalized the 2022 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 Oregonians who are members of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). In 2022, the rates will be 4.2% higher than in 2021. The...[ Read More ]

ONA recommends "bold action" to tackle workforce shortages for after Oct. 18 COVID vaccine deadline

| Oct 7, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) held a press conference on Thursday to discuss their suggestions to address the nurse workforce crisis after the Oct. 18 health care worker COVID-19 vaccination deadline. ONA highlights two specific areas in need of “bold action” — efforts to retain nursing staff and nurse education...[ Read More ]

Q2 2021 report indicates increasing revenue, expenses, and utilization for Oregon hospitals

| Oct 6, 2021 | Oregon

Apprise Health Insights, a subsidiary of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS), released their Q2 2021 Utilization & Financial Analysis last Thursday, outlining hospital finances and capacity in the second quarter of 2021 and current trends in Oregon. The data shows improved median operating and total margins,...[ Read More ]

OHSU receives $6.9 million to expand research on workplace safety and wellness

| Sep 30, 2021 | Oregon

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) awarded $6.9 million to the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). This grant renews a five year grant program for Oregon’s version of a Center of Excellence which started in 2011. OHWC aims to expand...[ Read More ]

National Guard and contracted health workers are "phenomenal" at assisting Oregon hospitals

| Sep 29, 2021 | Oregon

On Aug. 13, Gov. Kate Brown announced the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals across Oregon to assist frontline health care professionals in the midst of a COVID-19 surge and staffing shortage. Shortly after, she announced a deal with medical staffing agencies to supply contract nurses to Oregon hospitals. ...[ Read More ]

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