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Quick Look: Report Details Oregon Health Authority Review of CCO Progress Data

CCOs vary in efforts to improve care, hold down costs, and shift to patient-centered primary care model
February 8, 2017

A new analysis by the Oregon Health Authority also shows CCO members may have very different experiences depending on their race or gender, with black CCO members visiting the emergency department more often than members of other races, and women visiting more often than men

But despite broad statewide discrepancies in how different groups access care, Oregon’s effort to overhaul its healthcare system – with coordinated care organizations leading the charge – is beginning to show results.

In an assessment of CCOs and other Oregon Health Authority data that was submitted to the Legislature when makers convened in Salem, officials found that no CCO yet meets all the state’s goals, and complaints about these healthcare groups have been climbing steadily.

Primary Health and the plans run by PacificSource landed at or near the top of many metrics, while FamilyCare often outshone Health Share, and Trilllium regularly fell closer to the bottom

The latest release of "Oregon's Health System Quarterly Legislative Report” comes five months after the Oregon Health Authority’s first-quarter 2016 report, and the agency appears to be playing catch-up, including comprehensive data from the second quarter of last year (April through June), plus data on the third quarter where available (July through September).

Click here for an in-depth Lund Report examination of the document and its findings.

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