On January 19, it was announced that CHA will begin working with Providence Children’s Health and Providence Health & Services to form the first pediatric ACO in Oregon, initially to benefit 13,000 pediatric Medicaid beneficiaries.
Along with its own delivery capabilities, Providence provides Medicaid coverage in Oregon, and took over that task for these children from another of the state’s Coordinated Care Organizations.
As noted in the press release announcing this milestone, “The ACO is not only the first in Oregon that focuses exclusively on children – it’s one of only a few in the nation,” says Deborah Rumsey, executive director of CHA. “The goal of the ACO is to build upon high quality, comprehensive care to achieve more cohesive and streamlined health services.”
You can read the rest of the press release here.