Oregon Health Authority
July 31, 2012 -- Five new Coordinated Care Organizations will begin serving Oregon Health Plan members in September, the Oregon Health Authority announced today.
The new CCOs will provide services for OHP members in 22 counties. In total, there are 13 Coordinated Care Organizations serving 33 counties in the state. By Sept. 1 nearly 500,000 adults and children – the majority of Oregon Health Plan members – will have access to a CCO.
June 28, 2012 -- “The Supreme Court ruling today upholding the Affordable Care Act is very good news for the 600,000 Oregonians who do not have health care coverage.
“Because of the cost, health care had become out of reach for too many people. It has been particularly difficult for low-income Oregonians to get health care coverage. We have a limited number of openings for adults on the Oregon Health Plan and we draw names to fill them. It’s like a health care lottery.
June 27, 2012 -- Eight new healthcare organizations are certified to begin serving local communities in Oregon on August 1, 2012, the Oregon Health Authority announced today.
The new entities, called Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), will
May 15, 2012 -- Obesity rates in Oregon have jumped 121 percent among adults since 1990, driven by a lack of physical activity and poor nutrition, a new Oregon Health Authority report has found.
More than 1.76 million people, or 60 percent of the adult population, were overweight or obese in 2009, according to Oregon Overweight, Obesity, Physical Activity and Nutrition Facts, developed by OHA’s Public Health Division. View the report here.
April 13, 2012 -- Oregon continues efforts to ensure the most appropriate use of psychotropic medications in the child welfare system. Based on this progress, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today that Oregon has been chosen as one of five states that will be part of a national pilot project focused on improving use of medication among children and adolescents in foster care with mental and behavioral health needs.
March 26, 2012 -- Healthcare clinics across Oregon that are recognized as “primary care homes” can now apply to receive additional Medicaid funding to support the comprehensive, coordinated and patient-centered care they offer patients and communities.
March 21, 2012 -- Interested Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) can now begin the application process.
March 6, 2012 – On March 2, Governor Kitzhaber signed SB 1580, which will launch Coordinated Care Organizations to better serve Oregon Health Plan members with a focus on improved health.
Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) will bring better health, better care and lower costs to the more than 600,000 Oregonians served by the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) with a focus on improved wellness, prevention, and integration of behavioral, physical and ultimately oral health care.