Oregon’s Health Information Technology Oversight Council (HITOC) wants to hear your thoughts!
Please join OHA’s Office of Health Information Technology on June 27 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. for an
ad hoc HITOC-sponsored webinar about health information technology (HIT) policy options for CCO 2.0, the next phase for Oregon’s Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs).
This webinar is an opportunity for organizations, providers, health care consumers, CCOs, and others across the state to learn about how the HIT policy options for CCOs are expected to improve the state’s coordinated care model and to provide input on those policy options.
Phone number: 888-808-6929
Access code: 453-773 (#)
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 adults.
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 system.
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 effectively achieved.
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.