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Portland CCOs Not Ready to Manage Ride Service Due to HIPAA Concerns

The state has lacked an official privacy policy to govern people who give rides to Medicaid clients, creating a potential liability nightmare. As a result, the Portland-area CCOs will not be ready to take over responsibility for non-emergency transportation services, although others, including Salem, are moving ahead in July.

The transfer of responsibilities for the Medicaid population from the state to coordinated care organizations has hit a snag.

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