Late last month, Lilian Shirley, director of Oregon's public health division, urged her colleagues in other states to get involved with healthcare reform efforts.
It’s been nearly 18 months since the first Coordinated Care Organizations got under way in Oregon. And like the rest of the healthcare industry, it’s been a time of transition, transformation and challenges.
The Eastern Oregon CCO in northeastern Oregon has had particular success reaching providers, helping them become recognized as Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes.
This KHN story was produced in collaboration with The Washington Post and is republished with permission from Kaiser Health News.
February 29, 2012—A workgroup charged with studying how doulas could be incorporated into the Oregon Health Plan told legislators earlier this week that doing so could help improve birth outcomes, particularly in minority communities.
Last year, the Legislature passed House Bill 3311, which required the Oregon Health Authority to investigate how doulas and other community health workers could improve the birth outcomes of underprivileged and underserved women.