FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Contact: 
Tammy Baney, Chair, Central Oregon Health Council
541-388-6567

Lindsey Hopper, Executive Director, Central Oregon Health Council
541-912-8510

Dan Stevens, Chief Operating Officer,PacificSource Community Solutions
541-330-8101

Central Oregon Coordinated Care Organization Receives $2.7+ Million in Quality Pool Funds 

 (BEND, Ore.) - The Oregon Health Authority recently announced that PacificSource Community Solutions Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) will receive quality pool dollars for the CCO’s performance on quality metrics in 2013. PacificSource Community Solutions in Central Oregon will receive $2.7 million   from the Oregon Health Authority, and was one of 10 CCOs statewide to receive the full quality payout. The CCO met 12.9 out of 17 quality measures and was one of only three CCOs to be eligible for bonus dollars on the State’s “challenge measures,” which resulted in additional funds coming into the region.

The PacificSource Community Solutions CCO also exceeded 2013 national benchmarks on four measures: Early Elective Delivery, Electronic Health Record Adoption, Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed ADHD (initiation phase), and Timeliness of Prenatal Care.

The CCO and the Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) will work collaboratively to disburse quality pool funds. A portion of the funds disbursed by the Oregon Health Authority will be used to pay provider withholds and satisfy other CCO contractual obligations. Also, a significant portion of the funds will be used to create a Central Oregon quality pool. The quality pool will be disbursed in strategic ways to providers, agencies and other partners to support quality improvement efforts throughout Central Oregon, and toward activities that will ensure the region meets State quality measures in future performance years.

“Everything we do in the CCO is a reflection of the many talented and passionate caregivers in our region, the partnership between the numerous organizations whose core mission is to improve health, and to the CCO’s unique community governance model which prioritizes community goals first and foremost,” says Dan Stevens, Chief Operating Officer of PacificSource Community Solutions. “This is a tremendous early result in the CCO’s efforts, and a moment to reflect on the great care provided here in Central Oregon.”

About the Central Oregon Health Council

The Central Oregon Health Council is the governing body for the PacificSource Central Oregon Coordinated Care Organization, which serves more than 43,000 Oregon Health Plan members in Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and northern Klamath counties. The Central Oregon Health Council consists of health care, county, and other community leaders who work together to promote the health of Central Oregon residents. The Central Oregon Health Council works in partnership with PacificSource Community Solutions to guide the area’s Coordinated Care Organization as well as develop strategies and policies to address community health needs and transform the health care delivery system in the region.

About PacificSource Community Solutions

PacificSource Community Solutions serves Medicaid members through its coordinated care organizations in Central Oregon and the Columbia Gorge. It is part of the PacificSource family of companies, which has a 81-year history and reputation for taking great care of people. PacificSource employs 700 people, and serves more than 300,000 members with individual, employer, Medicare, and Medicaid plans throughout the Northwest.

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Last updated 6/26/2014