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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 ]

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 ]

Oregon ends nearly 50-year participation in federal Title X program in response to Trump administration gag rule

| Aug 27, 2019 | Oregon

After the Oregon Health Authority declined to use federal dollars in the wake of new Trump administration rules that prevent health practitioners from discussing abortion with their patients, the federal Department of Health and Human Services directed Oregon to give up its Title X grant or face grant termination. In...[ Read More ]

Oregon House committee hears bill requiring employers to fund employee health care

Emily Boerger | Apr 24, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon House Committee on Revenue recently held a public hearing on a bill requiring certain employers to pay an assessment to contribute to eligible employees’ health care costs. Specifically, the bill would require employers with 50 or more employees to expend an amount specified by the Oregon Health Policy...[ 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 ]

OHA Director Patrick Allen proposes agency reorganization

Emily Boerger | May 1, 2018 | Oregon

OHA Director Patrick Allen sent the following memo to all OHA employees on Monday announcing a proposed agency reorganization. The OHA Director will be using feedback from OHA staff and stakeholders before submitting a final draft to the Oregon Health Policy Board in June. If approved, the proposed reorganization will...[ Read More ]