News Archive

News Archive

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon moves forward with single CCO application in tri-county area

February 19, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
All other letters of intent to apply for the service area have been withdrawn.

PRESS RELEASE: Public Meeting - Joint Board of Directors and Community Advisory Council Meeting

February 13, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share of Oregon's Board of Directors and Community Advisory Council will host a joint meeting open to the public. Oregon Health Plan members are encouraged to attend.

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon submits letter of intent to apply for a coordinated care organization contract in 2020-2024

January 29, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share has been serving the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) population in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties since 2012 and looks forward to continuing to partner with communities to achieve ongoing transformation, health equity, lower costs, and the best possible health for each individual.

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon releases 5-year performance report, gathers partners in learning conference

January 17, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share releases 5-year snapshot of its quality performance metrics in tandem with a community-wide learning conference: All Together, Leading toward a ready and resilient community.

PRESS RELEASE | Health Share of Oregon expands public engagement in 2019

January 11, 2019 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share's Board of Directors to hold public engagement meeting Wednesday, January 16. Oregon Health Plan members and community encouraged to attend. 

PRESS RELEASE | Public Meeting Announcement: Community Advisory Council Meeting

December 5, 2018 | Health Share of Oregon
Health Share of Oregon's Community Advisory Council will host a public meeting on Wednesday, December 12. OHP members are encouraged to attend. 

Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine use by pregnant women

November 29, 2018 | NPR, All Things Considered | By Rhitu Chatterjee
America’s opioid epidemic continues to ravage every area of the country; today, opioid overdoses are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50. The first step to solving the opioid epidemic may be reversing the stigma on medically assisted treatment.

Reversing the Stigma of Opioid Addiction

September 19, 2018 NBC Left Field by NBC Left Field
America’s opioid epidemic continues to ravage every area of the country; today, opioid overdoses are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50. The first step to solving the opioid epidemic may be reversing the stigma on medically assisted treatment.

Parents celebrate having a place at the table

July 25, 2018 Early Learning Multnomah by Early Learning Multnomah-United Way of the Columbia Willamette
Early Learning Multnomah’s annual Parent Accountability Council (PAC) celebration is a lot like a big family reunion. Families gather on a sunny day in mid-July, coo over new babies, keep a close eye on toddlers mastering first steps, and share stories that lead to fits of laughter.

Oregon CCOs performed well on quality measures in 2017

July 5, 2018 Portland Business Journal by Elizabeth Hayes
Fourteen of the state's 16 CCOs earned their incentive payments by meeting quality care benchmarks last year, with Health Share reaping $43.7 million and FamilyCare $20.2 million.

Vermont’s Hub-and-Spoke Approach to Opioid Treatment Catching On

5/22/2018 Health Informatics by David Raths
“Wheelhouse is sponsored by Health Share of Oregon, which serves approximately 300,000 Medicaid members in the Portland area. increase availability and access to MAT. CODA and another organization, Central City Concern (CCC) make up the hub.”

Health Share switches non-emergency transport vendors after members complain

5/22/2018 Portland Business Journal by Elizabeth Hayes
We want transportation providers that really see themselves as part of the health care delivery system, not just a driver giving a ride,” said Jeremy Koehler, Health Share’s manager for contracting and network development.

Health Share prepares for next contract round and getting members ‘Ready + Resilient’

4/2/2018 Portland Business Journal by Elizabeth Hayes
"While the procurement process for the second round of five-year CCO contracts is in the very early stages, Meyer and other Health Share leadership have already crafted a vision for carrying out their priorities as the CCO matures into its next phase."

Health Share welcomes new members (Opinion)

2/12/2018 The Oregonian by Janet Meyer
“The entire Health Share team is committed to making this transition continue as smoothly as possible for members. Together with our partners, members and health care providers, we will continue to be advocates for progress while pursuing the best possible health for everyone.”

Better Health Care for Communities of Color (Opinion)

2/7/2018 Portland Observer by Michael Anderson-Nathe
"Health equity is achievable and requires deliberate action on our part. That's what we believe at Health Share of Oregon..."

Toward equity in health care, deliberately and thoughtfully (opinion)

2/5/18 Basic Rights Oregon by Michael Anderson-Nathe
“…this moment [i]s an opportunity to make sure our provider network is meeting our community’s needs and to act even more deliberately and thoughtfully to advance equity for our members and all Oregonians.”

Health Share grows by 102K new Medicaid members in a day

2/2/2018 Portland Business Journal by Elizabeth Hayes
"Call volume was up today, but overall, the transition has gone smoothly, Meyer said."