CCOs Fight Claw Back Provision in 2016 Contract

A new clause in their 2016 contracts will require CCOs to return any excess payments.

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.

FamilyCare, OHA in Mediation Over 2015 Contract

The legal opinion from the Legislative Counsel sided with FamilyCare.

FamilyCare still has not signed the 2015 contract amendment with the Oregon Health Authority and has refused to return the $55 million in supposed overpayments. But the CCO may have the law on its side.

FamilyCare CEO Insists His Organization Isn't Going Anywhere

In the continued battle between the state and Oregon’s second-largest Medicaid provider over reimbursement, the Health Authority is soliciting a backup CCO that could undercut FamilyCare. Meanwhile, the 2016 rates for the CCOs show a pattern of higher payment for those with hospital monopolies.

In the latest salvo in its chess game with the Portland-area coordinated care organization FamilyCare, the Oregon Health Authority issued a memorandum on the eve of Thanksgiving to the other 15 CCOs asking for takers to displace FamilyCare in case of an emergency.

Washington County Seeks to Reduce Suicide Rate from 65 per Year to Zero

FamilyCare Advisory Council hears about mental health efforts

FamilyCare’s advisory council met for the first time outside of Multnomah County at the wellness center of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, where members heard that Oregon has the ninth highest suicide rate in the nation – and learned about efforts by Washington County to reduce those rat

CCOs Spend $2.06 Billion and Counting on Healthcare Costs

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In financial reports for January through September 2014, all Oregon coordinated care organizations report profits; FamilyCare realizes the highest profit.

Coordinated care organizations born out of the Affordable Care Act to provide healthcare to Medicaid recipients in Oregon spent $2.06 billion caring for the poor in the first nine months of 2014, according to the most recent available figures filed by the 14 CCOs that have filed standardized fina

FamilyCare Expects to Announce Grants by Year’s End

The coordinated care organization has set aside grant dollars to assist youth-focused organizations to engage in their health.

Before the year ends, FamilyCare intends to make grants to organizations serving young people between the ages of 19 and 25, as it “transitions from a benefits company to a health company,” said Bill Murray, chief operating officer, told its Community Advisory Council yesterday.


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