The Oregon Health Authority announced its approval of 11 organizations applying to become coordinated care organizations.
Coordinated care organizations are the backbone of reforms made to the Oregon Health Plan that the Legislature set in motion with the passage of House Bill 3650 and Senate Bill 1580 in 2011 and earlier this year.
Four organizations were not approved. They have the ability to change their applications and resubmit them during a "second wave" of applications, due on July 1. What is significant about those disapproved applications is the service area they proposed providing care to--much of Oregon's north coast, including Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook and parts of Coos and Douglas counties. Another disapproved application proposed covering much of rural, eastern Oregon, including Gilliam, Grant, Harney Lake, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla and Wheeler counties.
Read more at The Lund Report.