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  • OHA requests applications for Common Credentialing Advisory Group

    August 16, 2013

    The Oregon health Authority (OHA) is requesting applications for Advisory Group members to review and advise the OHA on the implementation of Common Credentialing in Oregon. Individuals who represent credentialing organizations, health care practitioners and health care regulatory boards are encouraged to apply.

  • Team approach reduces emergency department visits

    When Willamette Valley Community Health looked for ways to improve the care they provide to Oregon Health Plan members, they focused on members who live with chronic illnesses and who are frequent visitors to the emergency department.


  • Oregon Health Authority releases August Quarterly Progress Report
    health system transformation progress report

    Across Oregon, coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are working on a local level to transform the health care delivery system to bring better health, better care and lower costs to Oregonians. To provide status updates on the state’s progress towards these goals, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is publishing quarterly reports showing performance data, financial data, and progress toward reaching benchmarks, beginning with 2011 baseline data.


  • Tillamook County providers invest in coordinated care

    The Tillamook County Health Department long ago integrated public health services into its federally qualified health center’s three clinics. And a few years ago the clinics brought a mental health provider on staff for part of two days each week. But now the health department has teamed up with the Tillamook Family Counseling Center to embed a full-time behavioral health consultant in the clinics.


  • Collaboration brings better care in Josephine County

    Health care providers at PrimaryHealth of Josephine County are collaborating in new ways and more often than ever before. The Southern Oregon coordinated care organization has developed a "Community Learning Collaborative" program that brings together physical, behavioral, and primary care and women's health care providers.


  • InterCommunity Health Network reducing hospital readmissions

    The InterCommunity Health Network wants to help Oregon Health Plan members avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency department. The coordinated care organization serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties has launched a "Hospital-to-Home" initiative at Samaritan Albany General Hospital to reach out to people with certain chronic conditions who are at a higher risk of being readmitted within 30 days of leaving the hospital.


  • Eastern Oregon CCO puts members in charge of their health

    When Oregon Health Plan members leave the hospital, the health care team at Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization has a single goal: making sure people – especially those who are frequently in the emergency department and hospital – have what they need to get well sooner and stay well longer.


Coordinated Care Organizations
Health system transformation 
Coordinated Care Organizations, or CCOs, have been formed in local communities across Oregon. CCOs are networks of all types of health care providers who have agreed to work together in their local communities for people who receive health care coverage under the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). As of Nov. 1, 2012, there are 15 CCOs in operation, serving about 90 percent of Oregon Health Plan members..

Learn more about Coordinated Care Organizations here.
Addictions and mental health system change
Addictions and mental health system change
In addition to the work to create Coordinated Care Organizations (above), the Addictions and Mental Health Division has undertaken a parallel but separate system change effort with Oregon's county governments to restructure the publicly funded addictions and mental health system for people who are not eligible for the Oregon Health Plan.

Learn more about Addictions and Mental health system change here.
What is OHA?
What is OHA? 
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians.

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