Courtney Sherwood

Quick Look: Fewer People Enroll in Oregon CCOs

Fifteen of the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations covered fewer people in the third quarter than compared to the first quarter.

The number of people receiving healthcare through Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations dropped precipitously in the first nine months of 2016, according to financial reports analyzed by The Lund Report.

Financials In Depth: Data Release Shows Charity Care, Margins and Physician Pay at Oregon Hospitals

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Oregon hospitals spent $1.8 billion on non-physician payroll, $237.2 million on physician payroll, in the first six months of 2016

Over the past decade, Oregon’s hospitals have weathered drastic shifts in how they’re paid, how much they spend, and where they’ve put their money, according to a detailed database released by the state’s Office of Health Analytics in response to a Lund Report records request.

Financial Reports Show Fewer People Enrolled in CCOs

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HealthShare shows lowest cash-on-hand of Oregon’s 16 coordinated care organizations, FamilyShare reports highest cash-on-hand, in unaudited reports to state

In what could be a sign of Oregon’s improving economy, the number of people obtaining healthcare through Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations dropped precipitously in the first nine months of 2016, according to financial reports analyzed by The Lund Report.

Oregon Medical Practices Join Fledgling ACA-backed Medicare Effort

As US Congress debates dismantling the Affordable Care Act, an program that seeks to strengthen primary care and lower healthcare costs gets under way

A nationwide effort to strengthen primary care, lower healthcare spending and improve the lives of Medicare patients launched in Oregon this month -- just as Republicans in the U.S. Congress vow to gut the Affordable Care Act, which created this fledgling program.

CCOs Ranked: Members Rate Jackson Care Connect Best Medicaid Plan

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An analysis by The Lund Report of thousands of responses to 29 questions about doctors, administrators, access to specialty services and other aspects of care yields insight into CCO member experiences

Members of Jackson Care Connect are happier with their healthcare than any other CCO in the state. At Umpqua Health Alliance, CCO members are far less satisfied.

CCO Surveys Show Member Satisfaction, Access to Care

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In-depth look at Western Oregon Advanced Health shows CCO lagging statewide averages, while Willamette Valley Community Health performs better than most CCOs on many metrics

In this sixth story of a seven-part Lund Report examination of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations, we are looking at two smaller CCOs whose members report very different experiences.

Surveys Show Men, Women Report Differences in Satisfaction with CCO Care

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In the fifth part of a seven-part examination of Oregon CCOs, we look at Cascade Health Alliance, Eastern Oregon CCO, InterCommunity Health Network and Primary Health of Josephine County

On the surface, most members of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations are generally satisfied with their health coverage. But dig deeper, and differences emerge across the plans.

Geographic Factors Seem Tied to CCO Members’ Access, Experiences With Health System

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Umpqua Health Alliance and PacificSource-Central Oregon members report more frustrations with healthcare in CCO surveys than Trillium Community Health Plan or PacificSource-Gorge

Geography matters. Two of the four coordinated care organizations featured in this story are run by the same parent company – but at one, members report frustrations with getting appointments or accessing specialized care, and at the other members are among the happiest CCO clients in the state.

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