CCOs Face Major Challenge Increasing Vaccination Rates

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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

19% fully

AllCare (Curry, Josephine, Jackson)

26% single shot

19% fully

Cascade Health Alliance (Klamath)

27% single

20% fully

Jackson Care Connect (Jackson)

29% single

21% fully

Advanced Health (Coos, Curry)

31% single

23% fully

Columbia Pacific (Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook)

34% single

24% fully

PacificSource (Lane, Marion, Polk, Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Wasco, Hood River)

38% Single

28% fully

Yamhill (Yamhill)

38% single

28% fully

Intercommunity Health Network (Lincoln, Benton, Linn)

39% single

31% fully

Trillium (Lane, Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington)

44% single

32% fully

HealthShare of Oregon (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington)

46% single

33% fully

You can reach Christian Wihtol at [email protected].



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