The Future of Coordinated Care to Take Center Stage

The Oregon Health Forum looks at CCO 2.0 on June 21, to learn what changes are ahead.

The future of coordinated care is at stake as state officials begin wrestling with new contracts that will be released next year. Since their inception in 2012, the state estimates that Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations have kept costs growing at under 3.5 percent, saved $8.6 billion over the last 5 years and also have improved outcomes.

These CCOs provide healthcare for 1 million people who qualify for Medicaid – and changes are coming. How should the CCOs be held more accountable? Should out-of-state and for-profit health insurers be allowed to participate in the new 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 our 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 lot adjacent to the club.

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.

The moderator will be Jeff Mapes, senior OPB political reporter.

Interested in sponsoring this breakfast forum? To learn about the benefits of supporting Oregon Health Forum contact Rian Sands at rian@oregonhealthforum.org. The Oregon Health Forum is a program of The Lund Report.