About CCO 2.0
The end of the first five-year contracts with CCOs marks an opportunity for the
Oregon Health Policy Board to work with stakeholders to improve the services
that 1 million Oregonians receive through the Oregon Health Plan. CCOs are
community-governed organizations that bring together physical, mental health,
addiction medicine, and dental health providers to coordinate care for people
on the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). Since 2012, Oregon’s coordinated care
model has saved taxpayers an estimated $2.2 billion, reduced unnecessary
emergency department visits, and improved preventive care for children and
The policy options focus on four priority improvement areas identified by
Governor Kate Brown:
- Maintain sustainable cost growth.
- Increase value-based payments that
pay for performance.
- Focus on social determinants of
health and equity.
- Improve the behavioral health
Although HIT is not called out specifically in the
Governor’s priority improvement areas, HIT components, such as supporting
providers’ electronic health records and ability to exchange health information
to coordinate care, are foundational for these improvements to be
successful. Today’s CCOs are supporting HIT components in several
ways—OHA’s HIT policy options for CCO 2.0 build on these efforts and increase
expectations for CCOs to ensure that the Governor’s priorities can be
OHA will gather public input on the policy options, including the HIT policy
options, throughout the summer, and the Oregon Health Policy Board will adopt
final recommendations this fall. Coordinated care contracts for 2020-2025 are
expected to be awarded in summer 2019. You can learn more about this next phase at the CC0 2.0 webpage.
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If you need help or have questions, please contact Jenna Robinson at 503-373-7859, 711 TTY, or OHIT.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours
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