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Dental Organizations Interested in Reform Take Their Case to the Legislature

Organization leaders continue to be concerned about the role they will play in coordinated care organizations, and whether they will be part of the decision-making process

May 24, 2012—Dental care organizations serving Oregon Health Plan patients are still publicly concerned about their attempts to become part of the newly forming coordinated care organizations – and made a presentation to the Senate’s health committee during a three-day
interim session on Monday.

FamilyCare Goes Head to Head with Tri-County Medicaid Collaborative

They represent the only organizations that submitted applications to become a coordinated care organization in the Portland area

May 10, 2012 – The Portland metropolitan area is likely to see two coordinated care organizations vying for Oregon Health Plan members starting August 1.

Initially, the intent behind the creation of a tri-county collaborative was to include all the five health plans currently providing such care – CareOregon, FamilyCare, Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health Plan and Tuality Healthcare.

Cascade Comprehensive Care and Klamath County Commissioner Engage in Public Dispute

Cascade Comprehensive Care insists it receive a letter of support from the board of commissioners supporting their application to be a coordinated care organization

May 9, 2012--What started as a steady stream of emails between Cascade Comprehensive Care and Klamath County Commissioner Cheryl Hukill relating to the managed care organization’s interest in becoming a coordinated care organization turned into a testy public spat in the pages of the Klamath

Consumer Advocates Create Watchdog Group to Monitor CCO Development

By sharing information and resources, they hope to make a stronger impact on CCO development

April 27, 2012—Healthcare and social justice advocates are joining together to form an ad- hoc “CCO Watchdog” group to closely monitor the implementation of coordinated care organizations throughout the state and advocate on behalf of Oregon Health Plan members.

The Oregon Center for Public Policy and Oregon Action are spearheading the effort.

Department of Corrections’ TPA May Create CCO for Prisoners and Parolees

The organization already has experience coordinating care in Colorado

April 25, 2012— Eyebrows almost instantaneously raised during the Oregon Health Policy Board’s meeting earlier this month when board members realized that an organization serving the Department of Corrections’ inmates had submitted a letter of intent to become a coordinated care organization (CCO).

Policy Board Voices Little Concern About CCO Letters of Intent

April 12, 2012—A presentation about the number of organizations intending to become coordinated care organizations (CCOs) by August drew little discussion from the Oregon Health Policy Board on Tuesday.

The authority received 47 letters of intent from every county and area of the state. “We look at that as being an enthusiastic response,” Judy Mohr Peterson, the authority’s director of medical assistance programs, told the board. “We have a lot of interest.”

Medicaid Collaborative Emerges to Create Coordinated Care Organization in Tri-County

But UnitedHealth and ODS Health Plan also want to compete in the same market and have filed their letters of intent with the Oregon Health Authority

April 4, 2012 -- Transforming Oregon’s healthcare system took a decisive step forward when a collaborative led by Dr. George Brown signaled that it’s prepared to take the lead in caring for the Medicaid population in the tri-county area.

Committee Creating Community Health Worker Standards Plans to Continue Meeting

Committee members want to be involved in educating CCOs about community health workers, and continue creating education and training requirements

March 30, 2012—The Non-Traditional Healthcare Workforce Committee, which has been designing standards for community health workers in Oregon, believes it’s important to continue its work to oversee the development of that work force. It intends to ask the Oregon Health Policy Board for permission to become a formal advisory body.

“There’s a lot more work to do,” said Carol Cheney, the committee’s facilitator and equity manager in the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion.

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