CCOs Face Major Challenge Increasing Vaccination Rates
Residents in rural counties who are on Medicaid have some of the lowest vaccination rates in Oregon.
In Umpqua County, for example, only 17% of Oregon Health Plan members are fully vaccinated -- just below the rate in Eastern Oregon.
The state, which wants to see the rates among low-income Oregonians rise, is negotiating with coordinated care organizations a potential financial incentive that would reward them with nearly $100 million to boost member rates. Medicaid covers 1.3 million of the state's 4.2 million residents.
Here’s a rundown of rates for the 16-plus age group among members of the state’s coordinated care organizations. They are listed in ascending order based on the full vaccination rate. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or two weeks after getting the Johnson & Johnson shot.
(See related story: Medicaid Members Have Among Lowest Vaccination Rates)
Umpqua Health (Douglas County)
23% single shot
17% fully vaccinated
Eastern Oregon CCO (Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wheeler, Grant, Baker, Lake, Harney, Malheur)
24% single shot
AllCare (Curry, Josephine, Jackson)
26% single shot
Cascade Health Alliance (Klamath)
Jackson Care Connect (Jackson)
Advanced Health (Coos, Curry)
Columbia Pacific (Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook)
PacificSource (Lane, Marion, Polk, Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Wasco, Hood River)
Intercommunity Health Network (Lincoln, Benton, Linn)
Trillium (Lane, Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington)
HealthShare of Oregon (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington)
You can reach Christian Wihtol at [email protected].
Jun 7 2021