CCO Oregon Holds Annual Meeting

The organization is shying away from holding conferences and instead is focused on development proposals that focus on the major issues impacting healthcare transformation.

Dr. Bart McMullan keynotes the annual membership meeting of CCO Oregon, an organization that supports the delivery of exceptional care at reduced costs while promoting the health and well-being of Oregonians.

The all-day meeting, open to everyone, is being held Dec. 11 at Chemeketa-Eola Viticulture Center in Salem.

CCO Oregon will be unveiling voluntary agreements by work groups that focus on dental integration, administrative simplification, primary care behavior health integration and public policy, according to Ben Hoyne, executive director. New work groups will be formed next year.

The goal of these work groups is to ease the burden on the coordinated care organizations and other stakeholders and have a safe table where they can converse, he said. CCO Oregon brings together not only provider groups and hospitals but consumer advocates and anyone interested in healthcare transformation.

“Our goal is to build trust among our members and give them a chance to share their thoughts and opinions,” he said. “We’re really excited about where we are and where we’re headed and want people to know what’s happening. A lot of folks are coming out of the woodwork and looking to get involved. All of us support the Triple Aim.”

Although this is an open meeting, only members are allowed to vote on board members, and non-CCO Oregon member participation is limited to observation.

McMullan, meanwhile who retired as president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, in 2009, currently chairs the Care Oregon board and a member of the Salem Health System Board. He continues to work with the Oregon Health Leadership Council as Chair of the High Value Patient Centered Care project and serves on the Advisory Board for ZoomCare.

Diane can be reached at [email protected].

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