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Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS)/Long-Term Care (LTC)/Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO) Study Group
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This study group is an exploratory stakeholder process that will result in a report to the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the integration of DHS Medicaid-funded Long-Term Care (LTC) for the aged or people with disabilities into the Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO) global budgets.


Message from Erinn Kelley-Siel

In December 2012, OHA announced that an "Accountability Plan" for Health Systems Transformation was approved by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). The plan is extensive, laying out the methods, measurements and accountability for Oregon's Health System Transformation.

A small but noteworthy piece of that Plan requires action from DHS and our partners in the long-term care system, and I wanted to reach out immediately to let you know what is expected and our next steps.​



The CMS/LTC/CCO Study Group will produce a report that will identify opportunities, barriers and strategies for integrating LTC, and it will address the issues of scope, process and timeline for integration.

Oregon must submit its findings from the exploratory process to CMS no later than Dec. 31, 2013.


The CMS/LTC/CCO Group would like to hear from you. Please submit your comments and/or suggestions to naomi.e.sacks@state.or.us