Oregon’s coordinated care organizations are getting a raise from the state – about $8 more per Medicaid member per month than they expected to receive in 2018.
The Senate has passed the coordinated care organization transparency bill with the surprise last-minute support of the Coalition for a Healthy Oregon, the group of seven CCOs that had long opposed the bill, particularly its re
Oregon State Hospital officials have a new strategy for ensuring patients do not have to worry about their health insurance when they leave -- never cutting off their Medicaid coverage in the first place.
The Oregon Health Authority has been working behind the scenes to block legislative reforms in a pair of bills that the House unanimously voted to imposed on the agency.
The House unanimously voted Friday to approve legislation backed by FamilyCare that restricts the ability of the Oregon Health Authority to upend the coverage area of the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations.
The state’s coordinated care organizations are poised to challenge a provision in their 2016 contracts requiring them to payback any excess revenue when legislators convene on Feb. 1.
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, has proposed two possible remedies to the turmoil of proper and adequate payments for the Oregon Medicaid system that could improve the situation both as a matter of policy and politics, even though everyone’s not likely to be pleased.
Lynne Saxton’s very close to deciding on a chief health systems officer to oversee the coordinated care organizations, and expects to announce her decision by late September, and also hire a Medicaid director by mid-October, along with an external relations director and business IT lead.