Become a Premium Subscriber to Attend Oregon Health Forum’s Examination of CCO 2.0 for Free

The Lund Report is offering a limited number of free tickets to the upcoming June 21 look into the future of coordinated care organizations.

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If you’re not already a premium subscriber to The Lund Report or have let your subscription lapse, this is the time to act.

We’re offering a limited number of free tickets to the Oregon Health Forum’s June 21 breakfast to people who sign up as premium subscribers by June 14. This offer is only good for annual subscriptions.

Our premium content offers the most in-depth articles about Oregon’s healthcare industry. Here are a few of the articles you’ll be able to read in the weeks ahead:

  • CCO finances and their executive salaries.
  • Finances of nonprofit hospitals in Oregon, including executive salaries.
  • Finances of nonprofit mental health organizations and their executive salaries.
  • An investigation into CMS complaints regarding Oregon hospital.
  • The latest information about campaign finances, including fundraising by Gov. Kate Brown and State Rep. Knute Buehler.

The June 21 Forum

The Oregon Health Forum, a program of The Lund Report, is bringing together the most prominent health policy experts on June 21. They’ll share their visions for the next round of CCO contracts, which will be released early next year.

Since CCOs’ inception in 2012, the state estimates that Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations have improved health outcomes and have kept costs growing at under 3.5 percent, saving $8.6 billion over the last 5 years.

These CCOs provide healthcare for roughly 1 million Oregonians who qualify for Medicaid. There are numerous questions about what the coming changes will mean for the state. How should CCOs be held more accountable? Should out-of-state and for-profit health insurers be allowed to participate in the new round of Medicaid contracts? How can the state move away from the traditional fee-for-service model to a more value-based payment system?

These are among the probing questions the Oregon Health Forum’s panel of experts will face on June 21. The forum gets underway with a breakfast buffet at 7 a.m., followed by a panel discussion from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Multnomah Athletic Club, located at 1849 SW Salmon St. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.

The panelists include:

  • Tina Edlund, senior health policy advisor to Governor Kate Brown
  • Lindsey Hopper, JD, MPH, vice president of Medicaid at PacificSource Health Plans
  • Eric Hunter, CEO of CareOregon and chairman of the board at HealthShare
  • John Kitzhaber, MD, former governor of Oregon.
  • Mike Shirtcliff, DMD, president of RMS Dental Director Inc., and founding former president of Advantage Dental Plan.

OPB political reporter Jeff Mapes will moderate.

Interested in sponsoring this breakfast forum? Sponsors will also receive a video tape of the forum. To learn about the other benefits of supporting Oregon Health Forum, contact Rian Sands at [email protected].

Diane Lund-Muzikant can be reached at [email protected].

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