Health Transformation & CCOs

Across Oregon, private hospitals and coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are working on a local level to transform the health care delivery system to bring better health, better care and lower costs to Oregonians. Oregon hospitals support health transformation and work with other stakeholders to ensure that the development, implementation and operation of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) is successful and results in minimal disruption to Oregon Health Plan enrollees.

What is a CCO?

In 2011, then Governor John Kitzhaber and the Legislature passed HB 3650, Oregon's Health System Transformation legislation. This began the process of planning and implementing CCOs across the state. A CCO is a network of all types of health care providers (physical health care, addictions and mental health care and sometimes dental care providers) who have agreed to work together in their local communities to serve people who receive health care coverage under the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). CCOs are focused on prevention and helping people manage chronic conditions. The goal is to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and gives people support to be healthy.

Learn More

The Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center is helping Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) achieve the ultimate goal of better health, better care and lower costs for Oregonians and helping spread the coordinated care model to other payers.

Visit the Oregon Health Authority's Transformation Center to learn more about CCOs and what they do.

Oregon CCOs

Policy Team

Sean Kolmer, MPH
Senior Vice President of Policy & Strategy
skolmer@oahhs.org

Danielle Meyer, MSS
Director of Public Policy
dmeyer@oahhs.org

Rebecca Pawlak, MPH
Director of Public Policy
rpawlak@oahhs.org