Ore. Health Reform Plan Nabs Tentative $1.9B Federal Boost
The Obama administration has tentatively agreed to contribute $1.9 billion to Oregon's health care overhaul, signaling a federal endorsement of the state's plan to focus on preventive care by establishing "coordinated care organizations." Using a patient-centered medical home model and a global Medicaid budget, each CCO will be charged with caring for Medicaid beneficiaries in a given area and determining the best way to provide comprehensive health care.
- "Feds To Put up $1.9B for Oregon Health Overhaul" (Cooper, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 5/3).
- "Ore. Coordinated Care To Receive $1.9 Billion From Feds" (Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 5/3).
- "Oregon Close To Landing $1.9B in Health Funds" (Giegerich, Portland Business Journal, 5/3).