Driving Healthcare Transformation
Oregon is recognized as a national leader in healthcare and expanding access to quality local care for Oregonians of all ages and backgrounds. The Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the state’s Medicaid program, is a prime example of Oregon’s innovative approach to reimaging healthcare from a costly and fragmented system to one that is coordinated and affordable for everyone.
Driving the success of OHP are coordinated care organizations (CCOs) that connect members to physical, behavioral, and dental care in local communities across the state. COHO has played a key role in the continued evolution of OHP and healthcare policy in Oregon since it was founded in 2005. Today, COHO’s seven-member CCOs serve almost half of the state’s OHP population, the majority of whom are children under 18.
COHO and its healthcare partners have achieved impressive results for Oregon:
- Expanded the number of individuals qualifying for Oregon’s Medicaid program, OHP
- Secured legislation promoting primary and preventative care to reduce costly emergency room visits
- Strengthened wrap-around services for vulnerable, high-risk OHP members
- Ensured local, communities continue to drive the model of health care delivery for the state’s Medicaid population
- Built robust coalitions to successfully advance numerous healthcare initiatives locally and statewide