Oregon Health System Transformation: CCO Metrics 2016 Final Report

The Oregon Health Authority released its latest CCO Metrics performance report. Read the full report here.

Umpqua Health Alliance invites public to Thursday meeting, offers free classes

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Umpqua Health Alliance is holding its Community Advisory Council public meeting this week, and the public is invited.

The meeting takes place on Thursday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. at 621 W. Madrone St. in Roseburg.

Read more at KPIC.

Umpqua Health breaks ground on upcoming 2-story medical building

Umpqua Health broke ground Friday on the site of what will be a two-story medical health building by next year.

The groundbreaking ceremony took the traditional golden shovel a step further: Umpqua Health CEO Brent Eichman used an excavator to dig into a corner of an old warehouse currently standing on the lot. He made some progress on the warehouse’s metal awning.

Read more at The News-Review.

Cascade Health Alliance donates to KLCAS housing project to support homeless families

A $100,000 donation from Cascade Health Alliance to Klamath & Lake Community Action Services could soon help improve homelessness rates in Klamath County.

Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), in honor of the 25th anniversary for its parent company Cascade Comprehensive Care, Inc., made $1.2 million in community donations earlier this year. Those donations included a contribution to the KLCAS housing project.

Read more at Herald and News.

Free Entry to 2017 Josephine County Fair on “Family Day” Thanks to AllCare Health

Free — that’s the price for entry to the 2017 Josephine County Fair on Family Day.

Thanks to a sponsorship from AllCare Health, families, veterans, seniors and the rest of the Southern Oregon community will gain free entry to the fair on August 17th.

Read more at KAJO News.

Cleaning up Medicaid eligibility

Over the past week, the Medicaid eligibility and enrollment process has been in the news. While the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) appreciates the Secretary of State’s shared commitment to ensuring that the right Oregonians get the health care and benefits for which they are eligible, we are concerned by the assertions contained in last week’s “Auditor Alert,” which referenced preliminary information and did not provide important Medicaid context for the Oregon Health Plan’s renewal and eligibility process. On Tuesday OHA leadership testified to the Oregon Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services to provide this context and correct misinformation.

Read more at State of Reform.

FamilyCare’s feud with OHA spreads to Legislature

FamilyCare CEO Jeff Heatherington said SB 233 would bring transparency to how the Oregon Health Authority sets the CCO’s budget.

Read more at Portland Business Journal.

“National Don’t Fry Day” Encourages People to Protect Skin From Summer Sun

MEDFORD, Ore. — AllCare Health celebrated “National Don’t Fry Day” by hosting sun safety events throughout southern Oregon for Memorial Day weekend.

These events were held in Medford, Grants Pass, Cave Junction, and Brookings.

AllCare Health said the reason for the events was to encourage sun safety in Oregon, which has the fifth-highest melanoma rate in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read more at kdrv.com.

Kitzhaber: Oregon Health Plan changes covered more people, shaved growth in cost

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber speaks about Oregon’s successful reshaping of how medical services are delivered through coordinated-care organizations during a Washington County Public Affairs Forum luncheon Monday (May 15) at the Golden Valley Restaurant in Beaverton.Former Gov. John Kitzhaber says Oregon has shown, under a plan he crafted while in office, that it can provide medical care to more people and also slow the growth of costs.

Kitzhaber says the national political parties could draw lessons from Oregon’s five-year experiment under Medicaid with 16 coordinated-care organizations delivering services around the state.

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