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Oregon Health Authority gains flexibility in its Medicaid program to better serve low-income Oregonians during COVID-19 pandemic

| Apr 1, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority has received flexibility from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove barriers for Oregonians to qualify for, enroll in, and stay enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Oregon has also received flexibility for providers to provide care to members as the...[ Read More ]

OHA approves AllCare, Cascade Health Alliance and Umpqua Health Alliance for full five-year coordinated care contracts

| Dec 6, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority is announcing that three CCOs which had received one-year contracts have met the necessary requirements to earn full five-year contracts to serve Oregon Health Plan members for 2020-2024: AllCare CCO, Cascade Health Alliance, and Umpqua Health Alliance. Services for the new CCO contracts begin January 1,...[ Read More ]

Concerns about CCO 2.0 brought up in senate committee

Emily Boerger | Dec 6, 2019 | Oregon

Last month, former Gov. John Kitzhaber raised concerns about the direction coordinated care organizations are headed when he spoke at the 2019 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Kitzhaber was the leading force behind the establishment of coordinated care organizations (CCOs) in 2012 when he was governor. With the...[ 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 ]

Oregon health care bills to watch

Sara Gentzler | Feb 18, 2019 | Oregon

Oregon’s 2019 legislative session is well underway, and committees are hearing and moving bills that could go on to impact many stakeholders in Oregon health care. Through our own tracking and considering input from Rep. Andrea Salinas in a recent Q&A, we’re highlighting a handful of bills we think are...[ Read More ]