The “One Eligibility” enrollment and eligibility for Medicaid system which replaced the old Oracle system tops Lynn Saxton’s priority list. “We have to be excellent in this space. This is not the glamour stuff.
“My goal is to get everyone eligible on Medicaid and help those moving off Medicaid to insurance,” Lynne Saxton told health policy leaders gathered at the State of Reform on Tuesday.
The Oregon Health Authority has been undergoing significant restructuring on the watch of Director Lynne Saxton, forcing some painful decisions about personnel, and creating anxiety for health advocates -- but as disruptive as these changes may feel now, they’re likely to feel minor compared to t
Lynne Saxton’s very close to deciding on a chief health systems officer to oversee the coordinated care organizations, and expects to announce her decision by late September, and also hire a Medicaid director by mid-October, along with an external relations director and business IT lead.
TLR: I understand you’re planning to hire someone to oversee physical and behavioral health who’s being called the healthcare czar.
Sustaining coordinated care organizations financially “dovetails with public health modernization,” according to Lynne Saxton, director of the Oregon Health Authority. “Modernization is the single greatest opportunity to integrate into the CCOs.