Help design the future of coordinated care

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Issues and actions in Oregon health today

March 22, 2018

Help design the future of coordinated care in Oregon

Oregon’s coordinated care organizations are only 5 years old, but already OHA has learned a lot about what’s working and what will need more work to continue transforming Oregon’s health care system.

OHA recently launched a website and announced a series of public meetings to gather input for CCO 2.0, the next phase of coordinated care.

Governor Brown has asked OHA and the Oregon Health Policy Board to focus on improvements in four key areas:

Learn more about the public meetings and take an online survey on the CCO 2.0 website.


Regional partners receive public health modernization funds

OHA in late February distributed $3.9 million in grants to support communicable disease prevention and health equity projects in eight regions around the state. The grants come through the Legislature’s $5 million public health modernization investment and mark the first major step toward providing core public health functions and flexibility to meet new health challenges in every area of Oregon.

The funds for the eight regional partnerships, which cover 34 of Oregon's 36 counties, will help local public health authorities develop new systems for communicable disease control—with an emphasis on strategies to eliminate communicable disease-related health disparities. The investment supports efforts to reduce sexually transmitted infections, prevent the spread of tuberculosis, improve vaccination rates, and protect vulnerable communities from diseases like norovirus. Find a full list of the partnerships and regional projects funded on the OHA website.

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CCOs make progress on incentive measures

More Oregon children are receiving immunizations and dental sealants to prevent cavities, and more adolescents are going to the doctor’s office for well-care visits.

These are some of the findings from OHA’s  2017 CCO Incentive Metrics report, which shows the progress coordinated care organizations (CCOs) have made on eight incentive quality measures from July 2016 to June 2017.

CCOs can earn annual incentive payments for meeting or exceeding targets on these and several other quality measures.

This report also includes a “deeper dive” section, which takes a more in-depth look at three measures included in the report: adolescent well-care visits, effective contraceptive use, and emergency department utilization.  

Findings include:

  • Older adolescents are less likely to have an annual well-care visit
  • Young women who have a well-care visit are also more likely to use effective contraception in most parts of the state, but that is not true in the tri-county metro area.
  • Emergency room use varies by race, with the highest use among African-Americans and lowest among Asian-Americans.

This is a mid-year report. A report on all 17 incentive measures—which includes incentive payouts—will be released in June.

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Senate Bill 558 population enrolled in CCOs

As of March 5, most of the nearly 4,000 new OHP members affected by Senate Bill 558 (Cover All Kids) have been auto-enrolled in CCOs.

Children and teens who are now enrolling in OHP will be assigned to CCOs the same way as all other CCO-enrollable OHP members – through the auto-assignment process.

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