Oregon's Quarterly 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 quality and access data, financial data, and progress toward reaching benchmarks.
The state is tracking 17 CCO incentive metrics and 16 additional state performance metrics. It is also tracking financial data, displayed both by cost and by utilization. By using quality, access and financial metrics together, the state can determine whether CCOs are effectively and adequately improving care, making quality care accessible, eliminating health disparities, and controlling costs for the populations that they serve.
The quality and financial baseline data in this report come from 2011, gathered from CCO predecessor organizations. These baselines allow us to judge our progress on specific measures from a time before the coordinated care model began in our state. Each quality measure has a corresponding benchmark value, which is typically based on national data for high-achieving Medicaid programs. The benchmarks for financial data are still being developed.
The November report compiles nine months of utilization and cost data based on claims made for payments from the coordinated care organizations. This report also shows six months' worth of several statewide performance metrics. In the months to come, analysis on more metrics will be completed and published. Also, for the first time, this report shows baseline race and ethnicity data for performance measures. This critical information will help highlight areas of greatest disparity and potential improvement.
To view quality and access data or financial data, click on links to the right.
Health System Transformation Quarterly Report, November 2013: Executive Summary