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Health Authority Approves 15 CCO Applications

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The Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday that it plans to open up the $6 billion Medicaid market next year, giving hundreds of thousands of Oregonians covered by the Oregon Health Plan the potential to be covered by a new insurer next year.  

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By the Metrics: FamilyCare vs Health Share

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Reports and surveys show the two CCOs achieving similar statistical results, but state officials acknowledge that current metrics need improvement. More FamilyCare members report poor mental health than Health Share members.

As tens of thousands of FamilyCare members receive letters about the end of their coordinated care organization and their pending switch to Health Share, state leaders have repeatedly emphasized that both Portland-area Medicai

‘We’re Going to Have Problems’: Oregon Health Authority, Health Share Prepare for End to FamilyCare

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At two town-hall meetings this weekend, officials will meet with medical providers to answer questions about the closure of the state’s second-largest coordinated care organization at the end of January.

As the state's second-largest coordinated care organization exits the Medicaid market and transfers its roughly 115,000 members to other CCOs, it’s inevitable that some patients and providers will experience a bumpy transition, Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said on Thursday.

Digging into FamilyCare’s Rates: Was the CCO Paid Enough?

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The Oregon Health Authority says each CCO is free to set its own provider payment rates. But a $26.2 million cut to FamilyCare’s base reimbursements would have forced the Medicaid provider to make cuts it was not willing to consider. Instead, it will shut down at the end of January.

Months before FamilyCare announced its plans to shut down rather than accept the Oregon Health Authority’s reimbursement rates, the Portland-based coordinated care organization’s leaders argued that they were being treated unfairly by the state, thanks to payments that were much lower than the ot

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