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In Portland Area Medicaid Market, CareOregon Gains Power Behind The Scenes

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CareOregon is taking a more prominent position as an insurer for the Oregon Health Plan in the Portland metro area, which has a third of the state’s Medicaid population.

Bills Push Financial Transparency In Medicaid Model But Meet Resistance

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Sustainable growth and financial transparency are listed among the state’s priorities for coordinated care organizations vying for Oregon’s second round of Medicaid funding.

CareOregon offers mobile app to members

PORTLAND, Ore. — Members of the Oregon Health Plan served by CareOregon now have a 21st century tool to help promote better health. The health plan has announced a free mobile app for Apple or Android smartphones.

CareOregon announces new CEO

Board announces Eric C. Hunter as CEO

PORTLAND, Ore. — After a five-month nationwide search, the CareOregon board of directors has chosen Eric C. Hunter, currently chief operating officer of Boston Medical Center Healthnet Plan, as CareOregon’s new chief executive officer.

CCOs Divided Over Certainty For Getting New Contracts

Sen. Bates wants to give CCOs greater assurance that the state is making a long-term investment in the organizations. His bill would prevent the Oregon Health Authority from refusing to renew contracts with CCOs that are doing well. But CareOregon argued that the state must not let CCOs coast as they administer the Oregon Health Plan, and guaranteeing a contract removes incentives for good performance.

Sen. Alan Bates, D-Ashland, unveiled his latest version of a bill that would give clearer guidelines to the Oregon Health Authority as it works out new five-year contracts for the state’s coordinated care organizations.

Pop-up goMobile clinics go into the community to provide help navigating Medicaid, other services

As part of its commitment to improving community health and reaching out to the community, CareOregon and five partners—Central City Concern, Multnomah County Health Department, Planned Parenthood, Native American Youth Association and Coalition of Community Health Clinics—have launched an ongoing series of health care-related customer service clinics for Medicaid-eligible residents at locations throughout the community.

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