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Willamette Valley Medicaid Insurer Will Drop Out of Oregon Health Plan  

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The major Medicaid insurer in the Willamette Valley will not apply for a piece of the state’s largest procurement in history -- the next contract to cover Oregon’s more than 1 million low-income Medicaid patients.

CCOs Showing Strong Financials in Second Quarter with One Exception

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With one exception, Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) all reported strong profits in recently published second quarter financial reports through June 30, 2015.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Willamette Valley Community Health Leads the Way to Better Health for Children with Special Needs

OPINION-- Willamette Valley Community Health (WVCH) was looking for a better way to care for children with very complex health needs. Using special legislative funding intended for Coordinated Care

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

Alternative Medicine Finds Path to CCOs

One clinic in Salem is leading the way after gaining a contract with Willamette Valley Community Health

Alternative and complementary providers are making inroads into the coordinated care arena, particularly in Salem community where one particular clinic, JD Health and Wellness, holds a contract with Willamette Valley Community Health.

Bill Guest Takes Over Willamette Valley Community Health

He’ll be leaving his position as CEO of Cascade Comprehensive Care after 18 years at the helm.

Bill Guest is leaving Cascade Comprehensive Care to become chief executive of Willamette Valley Community Health, a coordinated care organization based in Salem that serves Marion and Polk counties. 

Salem Health Requests Mediation as Bad Actor Bill Moves Through Legislature

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House Bill 3309, designed to put pressure on Salem Health and its local CCO, Willamette Valley Community Health, passed the House Rules Committee on a 7-1 vote Thursday afternoon and was sent to the Joint Committee on Ways & Means.

 

May 31, 2013 — Pressure from the state Legislature has succeeded in pushing Salem Health toward mediation and potentially ending the seven-month standoff with its coordinated care organization, Willamette Valley Community Health.

Salem Reps File ‘Bad Actor Bill’ to Force End to Salem Health Lawsuit

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HB 3309 would allow the Oregon Health Authority director to kick off a CCO member and lower its compensation. Rep. Brian Clem said he filed the bill to end a court battle in his district that threatens the entire CCO model.

May 3, 2013 — The Legislature could soon be wading into the ugly dispute between Salem Health and its coordinated care organization, Williamette Valley Community Health.

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