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Four more Coordinated Care Organizations receive contracts

These contracts are part of a new round of service contracts the state is referring to as CCO 2.0.

The Oregon Health Authority announced this week that four Coordinated Care Organizations which had received one-year contracts have met the necessary requirements to earn full, five-year contracts to serve Oregon Health Plan members for 2020-2024.

They include AllCare, which operates in Medford, Grants Pass and Brookings; Cascade Health Alliance in Klamath Falls; Umpqua Health Alliance in Roseburg; and Yamhill Community Care in McMinnville.

These contracts are part of a new round of service contracts the state is referring to as CCO 2.0. They take effect Jan. 1, 2020 serving more than 900,000 Oregonians throughout the state.

The Health Authority told 15 health care organizations back in July that they'd be renewed for contracts. The four announced this week did not initially meet certain requirements to be awarded full five-year contracts. The Health Authority required the four CCOs to show evidence they had policies, procedures and plans in place to meet the goals of CCO 2.0. Those include improving care coordination, transforming service delivery, engaging local communities, improving clinical care, having effective and efficient business processes, and demonstrating financial stability.

"I appreciate the steps (these organizations) have taken to show they are ready to meet the higher bar we've set in CCO 2.0," said Patrick Allen, Health Authority director. "We recognize that CCOs play a vital in their communities. We look forward to partnering with these CCOs over the next five years to improve the lives of OHP members and make healthcare more affordable in the communities they serve."