Shaping the Future of Oregon’s CCOs

Public meeting attracts few Oregon Health Plan members, providers

Only a couple of Oregon Health Plan providers and a handful of members attended a public meeting last week in Bend designed to gather input on how the health care program for low-income Oregonians is working for those who use it.

The Oregon Health Policy Board, a nine-member group appointed by the governor to monitor state health policies, is hosting six such meetings statewide this month ahead of a report they’ll present to state leaders with recommendations for changes to OHP, the state’s Medicaid program.

“I really want to make sure that consumers, community members feel like they have input that is important to this process,” Zeke Smith, chair of the OHPB, said. “I want to hear from folks who don’t see themselves as part of the system, necessarily.”

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