As we’ve discussed in the past, CCOs create networks of health care providers to increase communication and make the entire system more efficient. The first CCOs got up and running in August. Since then, there have been a few bumps in the road, including complaints from naturopaths that they are being excluded. Integrating dental care into CCOs has also proved challenging. Despite the difficulties, many patients and health care providers have already enjoyed the benefits of better communication and coordination.
Are you on the Oregon Health Plan? How have CCOs changed your health care? Do you work for a CCO? How has that changed the way you do your job?
- Bruce Goldberg: Director of the Oregon Health Authority