Health Share Earns Maximum Quality Incentive Payment

Posted: 06/27/2018 | Health Share of Oregon | by Health Share of Oregon

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June 27, 2018

Health Share Earns Maximum Quality Incentive Payment

Through pay-for-performance program, Health Share of Oregon earns funds to reinvest in the community.

(Portland, OR) – As part of Oregon’s commitment to better quality health care and health outcomes for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), like Health Share, are scored for their performance on efforts to improve the health of the communities they serve. In 2017, Health Share met improvement targets or benchmarks on 14 of 17 measures, qualifying for 100 percent of pay-for-performance dollars available, a total of $43.7 million.

“These results stem from hard work and collaboration across our health plan and health system partners,” said Janet L. Meyer, CEO of Health Share. “Earning 100 percent of quality incentive funds allows us to continue reinvesting in community health. This includes important work in early life health—like kindergarten readiness— mental health and addictions, as well as efforts to address health disparities and health equity.”

The pay-for-performance model rewards CCOs for outcomes, rather than quantity of services. The improvement targets become more difficult each year, ensuring CCOs continue to work towards better outcomes. Health Share’s highlights from the report include:

  • Over 12 percentage point increase in health assessments for children entering foster care
  • 56 percent of adolescents receiving qualifying well care visits—well above the benchmark of 51 percent
  • Increased rates for both screening for depression and follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness

“This year’s outcomes show that Health Share’s strategic priorities are moving us in the right direction,” said Eric

C. Hunter, Chair of Health Share’s Board of Directors and President and CEO of CareOregon. “By collaborating across systems, Health Share, the partners that make up Health Share, and our community have been able to generate positive health outcomes for individuals and families.”

About Health Share of Oregon

Health Share of Oregon is the state’s largest Medicaid coordinated care organization (CCO), serving more than 315,000 Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Our mission is to partner with communities to achieve ongoing transformation, health equity, and the best possible health for each individual.

Health Share was founded and continues to be governed by eleven health care organizations serving OHP members: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

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