February 26, 2013-- The organization representing chiropractors is pushing a bill that would require coordinated care organizations to consider them equal to medical doctors, but quickly ran into opposition.
February 25, 2013 — Oregon’s healthcare delivery transformation has been rolled out so quickly that Oregon Health Authority Director Dr. Bruce Goldberg still talks about the age of coordinated care organizations not in years or even months but in days.
Editor's note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version.
February 15, 2013 — Coordinated care organizations would face more scrutiny under a pair of bills heard Wednesday from Portland Democrats Sen. Chip Shields and Rep. Mitch Greenlick.
February 15, 2013 – More than 40 healthcare organizations and entrepreneurs are vying for a multi-year contract worth up to $2.5 million intended to help coordinated care organizations achieve their goals.
UPDATE: This story has been corrected to more accurately reflect the status of Meyer's position, the timing of the submission of the transformation plan and the nature of the council's vote regarding fluoridation.
February 7, 2013 – Health and education go hand in hand. Children whose healthcare needs are being met usually do better in school than those who don't have enough to eat, don't have access to safe housing and those whose families struggle to meet their basic health needs.
February 4, 2013 -- Healthcare reform – at both the state and federal level – won't be possible unless clinics and providers have good, up-to-date information on their patients. That in turn won't be possible without good information technology and appropriate supports, said Abigail Sears, CEO of the Oregon Community Health Information Network.
January 30, 2013 -- Mike Shirtcliff insists he’s not trying to derail the transformation process and says that he supports the integration of dental care into coordinated care organizations, better known as CCOs. He just wants to make certain patient care isn’t sidelined by the process. Currently, 650,000 people on Medicaid receive physical and mental health services from the 15 CCOs throughout Oregon.
January 16, 2013 -- Asking for a show of hands during a breakout session on public health and coordinated care at last week's conference on Transforming Care, Chris Palmedo, director of public affairs at Northwest Health Foundation, said, “How many people believe the current system integrates care in a way that maximizes public health?”
Not a single hand went up among the 150 or so people present.