PacificSource Community Solution’s Central Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) announced that it will receive $14.39 million dollars from Quality Pool payments made by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to the CCO for quality performance during 2019. The money earned from the Quality Pool will go back to the care providers for the Central Oregon CCO for quality initiatives throughout Central Oregon, strategically aimed at improving the health of those within the CCO.
PacificSource’s Central Oregon CCO met 15 of the 19 quality measures and excelled in assessments for children in DHS custody, colorectal cancer screening, dental sealants for children, depression screenings, effective contraceptive use, oral evaluation for adults with diabetes and postpartum care. The CCO was also the highest-ranking CCO in the state for adolescent well-care visits. Quality measures are used by the OHA to determine how successful CCOs have been at improving care, making quality care accessible, eliminating health disparities and curbing the rising cost of healthcare for the populations they serve. The Central Oregon CCO has been eligible for its maximum payout in nearly every year since the Quality Pool payments began in 2013.
Together, PacificSource Community Solutions and the Central Oregon Health Council lead PacificSource’s Central Oregon CCO, which includes most healthcare providers in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Northern Klamath Counties, and serves more than 50,000 members of Oregon’s Medicaid program, known as the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Medicaid, which is government-funded health insurance for low-income individuals and families, currently covers approximately one in four residents in the four counties.
“The Central Oregon Health Council is proud to partner with PacificSource and collaborate with community providers and partners to improve the quality of healthcare services in our region,” said Donna Mills, executive director of the Central Oregon Health Council. “This work strongly supports our organization’s mission of creating a healthier Central Oregon.”
“We are grateful for our strong regional partnerships with providers who consistently deliver high-quality care year over year,” said Dan Stevens, executive vice president and Oregon regional director at PacificSource.
The OHA has published a 2019 Performance Report that includes all of Oregon’s CCOs. It can be found online at Oregon.gov/oha.