In The News
The Oregon Health Authority released a study from Portland State University researchers highlighting the savings to the state's health care system from the PCPCH program. The report found the estimated total savings was $240 million between 2012 and 2014.
How Project ECHO helps specialists share knowledge with primary care providers.
Peg King leads Health Share of Oregon’s kindergarten readiness programming. Health Share is the largest Coordinated Care Organization in Oregon, serving approximately 25 percent of the state’s Medicaid patients. It is also one of the most innovative. We talked to King about state health care transformation, Health Share’s commitment to children’s early years, and its burgeoning partnership with Earl Boyles Elementary School in Southeast Portland. We also learned a little bit of Swahili along the way.
"In Oregon, there are some unique innovations taking place regarding healthcare delivery...Health Share of Oregon has invested in Project ECHO, a telementoring program that connects specialists with primary care providers..."
Guest Opinion by Dr. David Pollack
IHI Research Associate Jeff Rakover, and Helen Bellanca, MD, Associate Medical Director for Health Share of Oregon, describe the promising work of a program that integrates perinatal care with substance abuse management.
Fostering Health: Coordinating Coverage for Area Foster Children is Moving Forward, Although Challenges Remain
On any given day, there are about 8,500 children ages 0-18 in foster care in Oregon. About 2,300 of them are in Portland's tri-county area (Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties). They may be removed from their homes because of poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence or other issues and may temporarily stay with relatives or be placed with a foster family.
Health Share medical chief and chair of metrics committee suggests using bonus funding for CCOs to double down on disparities
When it comes to metrics, Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis, Senior Medical Director at Health Share and chair of the metrics committee, suggests bonus funding might be best spent addressing disparities.
Health Share of Oregon seeks proposals to analyze and assess the Tri-County Metro region’s peer recovery support services
Health Share of Oregon is inviting professional consultants to submit a proposal to analyze and assess the Tri-County Metro region’s peer recovery support services within publicly funded behavioral health systems.
Oregon’s pioneering approach to managing health care costs through the coordinated care model continues to expand — and not just in the public sector.
Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative Conducts Survey and Listening Groups as part of 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
This fall the Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative (HCWC) is soliciting community feedback for its 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This initiative includes an online survey designed to identify health needs of our communities.
A look at the controversy surrounding the revised 2015 rates paid to Oregon's 16 Coordinated Care Organizations.
The coordinated care organization, which received a $17.3 million federal grant showed positive results saving $32.5 million during the three-year project.
Health Share of Oregon announced today the promotion of Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the state’s largest Coordinated Care Organization (CCO). Dr. Helen Bellanca, formerly manager of Health Share’s Maternal Child Family program, has been appointed Associate Medical Director
Presentations by Community Health Improvement Plan grant recipients lead agenda for Community Advisory Council’s July 10 public meeting
The four organizations which received grants from Health Share of Oregon’s 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan will give presentations on the results of their grant projects at the July 10 meeting of Health Share’s Community Advisory Council.
Health Share of Oregon meets 100% of Oregon Health Authority 2014 Incentive Measures for Coordinated Care Organizations
Tri-County Metro CCO is awarded over $34.5 million, which will be reinvested
in and build on Health Share’s health reform efforts for Oregon Health Plan Members
Under the Affordable Care Act, more people at the margins are getting insurance through Medicaid.
Dr. David Labby's quest to keep chronically ill and poor patients in Portland from landing in the hospital again and again.
Health Share launches the first Medical-Legal Partnership in Oregon to help OHP members deal with civil legal issues that are affecting their health.
Women addicted to heroin or who have other substance abuse problems are often very reluctant to seek out prenatal care when they get pregnant. Portland-based Health Share of Oregon is trying to overcome that attitude by creating a safe environment.
Currently, there are 16 CCOs in Oregon that operate regionally and are “governed by a partnership among health care providers, community members, and stakeholders in the health systems that have financial responsibility and risk”. An example of this is Health Share of Oregon.
The work of Health Share's Health Commons grant is called out in this New York Times article on helping our most vulnerable members.
Health Share of Oregon announced the appointment of John A. Sanders as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Tri-County Metro area coordinated care organization (CCO).
ealth Share of Oregon announced today the appointment of Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis as Senior Medical Director of the Tri-County Metro area coordinated care organization (CCO).
Deborah Friedman has been appointed Chief Operations Officer for Health Share of Oregon, Oregon’s largest coordinated care organization.
Dr. David Labby, the chief medical officer of Health Share of Oregon, sat down to talk with Street Roots about the connection between health care and homelessness – and how to act on what we know.
For some people, the biggest barrier to health care is simply lack of transportation.
When a medical call comes in to Portland’s 911 center, dispatchers routinely send a city fire crew and then an ambulance to drive the caller to a hospital emergency room.
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