After careful consideration, and in light of budget reductions, we have decided to end the Oregon Provider Directory (OPD) program.
The Oregon Health Authority implemented the Oregon Provider Directory (OPD) for use by organizations in the Medicaid enterprise (e.g., CCOs, providers, clinics, and their staff). The OPD has been a core component of OHA’s efforts to support care coordination, health information exchange, administrative efficiencies, and heath analytics. Specifically, the OPD was intended to be a centralized source of trusted provider data.
However, during the early stages of onboarding organizations to the OPD in March 2020 OHA paused soft launch due to COVID-19. Ultimately, the OPD did not receive the funds needed to continue the program. OHA leveraged Medicaid HITECH Act funding for the OPD which expires in 2021 and needed to transition to regular Medicaid funding. That shift required additional state fund match, which was not included in the final OHA 21-23 state budget which prioritized funding for health equity, behavioral health, and public health.
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Provider Directory Advisory Committee
The Provider Directory Advisory Committee (PDAC) was established to gather stakeholder input and inform strategies for a successful implementation of the Provider Directory. PDAC met from 2017-2019.
The PDAC and PD-SME were preceded by the Provider Directory Advisory Group (PDAG) who met from 2015-2016 and the 2014 Provider Directory Subject Matter Expert Workgroup. A summary of the work products from the PDAG and 2014 Subject Matter Expert Workgroup can be