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Concerns about CCO 2.0 brought up in senate committee

Emily Boerger | Dec 6, 2019 | Oregon

OHA reassigns Oregon Health Plan members in 5 counties to new coordinated care organizations for 2020 to preserve access to care

| Nov 11, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in 5 counties will be reassigned to different coordinated care organizations (CCOs), when new contracts for Medicaid health plans begin on January 1, 2020. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is moving members because the CCOs to which some OHP members were originally assigned (or members had chosen...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2.0 awards, Convening Panel, Provider burnout

| Jul 19, 2019 | Oregon

A huge thank you to the inimitable Emily Boerger for holding down this newsletter while I was on vacation with my family. We spent a few weeks in Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro. The siege of Sarajevo remains a story everyone should know. The massacre at Srebenica under the watchful eye of UN troops...[ Read More ]

Takeaways from the CCO 2.0 contract awards

Emily Boerger | Jul 18, 2019 | Oregon

Last week, the Oregon Health Authority announced its intent to award the 2020-2024 coordinated care contracts to 15 organizations. The new CCO 2.0 contracts will total over $6 billion for the 2020 contract year, serving nearly 1 million Oregon Health Plan members.     In January, the Oregon Health Policy...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Chair of Oregon’s Senate Committee on Health Care

Emily Boerger | Jun 10, 2019 | Oregon

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson represents Senate District 25, covering Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale, and Wood Village. She is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health Care in the Oregon Legislature, and also serves on the Human Services and Housing Senate committees. With less than a month left in Oregon’s 2019...[ Read More ]

Report takes a 'deeper dive' into new health disparity incentive metric

| May 31, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members with mental illness use the emergency department for physical health reasons at a rate two-and-a-half times greater than members without mental illness. This rate has remained steady over time, indicating room for improvement in coordination of care for members with mental illness. A new report from OHA...[ Read More ]

OHA announces applicants for 2020-2024 coordinated care contracts

| Apr 23, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has received nineteen applications from organizations seeking contracts to serve as coordinated care organizations (CCOs) for the Oregon Health Plan’s nearly 1 million members. The contracts start January 1, 2020, and go through December 31, 2024. Awards for the CCO contracts are expected to be...[ Read More ]