Tag Archives: CCOs

CCO set to yank clients from Jackson County Mental Health

Mail Tribune, Dec. 21, 2016 A major client of Jackson County Mental Health is pulling its patients – putting a halt to the county’s ambitious plans for expansion and new hires. Whether layoffs will result because of the reduction in … Continue reading

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Price of Addiction: New prescribing standards aim to reduce opioid dependence

Portland Business Journal, Dec. 1, 2015 A group of more than a dozen hospitals, clinics and Coordinated Care Organizations announced Tuesday they will adopt a community-wide standard for the safe prescribing of opioids in order to combat an epidemic of … Continue reading

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Two reports use Medicaid patients’ ratings to evaluate CCOs

The Bulletin, August 20. 2015 Two new reports shed light on aspects of Oregon’s Medicaid program their authors say don’t get enough attention: the experiences of those using the program. READ – OCPP Report Oregon – CCO Quality, 7-24-15 (Report … Continue reading

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Trillium sale to Centene raises questions about for-profit CCOs

The Register-Guard, July 26, 2015 Oregon’s 16 coordinated care organizations were set up to provide health care for some of the state’s poorest residents, Medicaid patients. Yet 10 of the 16 CCOs are for-profit companies, and there are no limits … Continue reading

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After announcing two weeks ago it would lay off 31, Oregon Health Authority reverses itself, goes on hiring spree

The Lund Report, July 21, 2015 The restructuring of the Oregon Health Authority has been completed, with seven new divisions now reporting to Lynne Saxton, its director. They include operations; equity and inclusion; health systems (including behavioral health); external relations; … Continue reading

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Report: CCOs continue climb toward government goals, metrics, incentives

Statesman Journal, June 24, 2015 Oregon’s health care transformation efforts continued to make improvements in 2014, even while gaining nearly 400,000 members in the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program. The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday released quality metrics … Continue reading

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Oregon continues to wrestle with prescribing practices for psychotropics

The Bend Bulletin, April 30, 2015 Back to the drawing board for mental health advocates in Oregon. State Medicaid programs have struggled for years to tackle the high and often inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic — mental health — drugs to … Continue reading

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