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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 counties aim for more dollars for community mental health care and Bexar County, Texas-modeled center

The Lund Report, Sept. 4, 2014 An improving state budget combined with the new wellspring of Medicaid dollars for low-income healthcare has Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and the Association of Oregon Counties feeling like the time is right to … Continue reading

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Fifteen years after Olmstead decision, many with disabilities still live in restrictive environments

Associated Press, June 28, 2014 Brent Kaderli has a wheelchair-accessible van waiting in the driveway, a hospital bed in a spare bedroom and an electric lift that’s left unused. If the 30-year-old quadriplegic had his way, he’d be living here, … Continue reading

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Private study finds lower Medicaid costs for residents of Bud Clark Commons

From the Oregonian, April 10, 2014 Monthly health care costs for Medicaid recipients who live at the Bud Clark Commons in Portland plummeted 55 percent after moving into the alcohol-and-drug-tolerant public housing project, according to a new study. But those … Continue reading

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Increased Medicaid coverage expected to overwhelm mental health services

TDN.com, Feb. 17, 2014 As millions of Americans gain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, experts say their higher rates of mental health and substance abuse disorders will be difficult to treat due to a lack of … Continue reading

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