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FamilyCare Threatens To Close Doors, Cut Hundreds Of Jobs


One of Oregon’s largest coordinated care organizations is threatening to close its doors.

FamilyCare has told its 300 employees that most will be out of a job by January. The news was first reported Friday by the Lund Report.

The nonprofit is in the middle of a long-running legal battle with the Oregon Health Authority over reimbursement rates.

FamilyCare estimates it has lost $100 million on past contracts with the agency. But OHA says its rates are sound.

FamilyCare President Jeff Heatherington told the Lund Report that legal negotiations continue and a settlement is still technically possible by Dec. 31.

FamilyCare covers about 120,000 Oregonians, who will continue to be eligible for Medicaid.

Portland’s other coordinated care organization, HealthShare, has said it has the capacity to take on many of FamilyCare’s patients if needed.

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