The proof that Oregon's health care reforms are working

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By Matt Kinshella

As one of the organizations helping to get people enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, we're thrilled to share the latest news about Oregon's health care reforms.

"Oregon’s local coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are improving care in several key areas and holding down costs," according to the Oregon Health Authority. 

Here are some highlights: 

  • Spending growth on health care is going down.
  • Emergency department visits have decreased overall.
  • Hospitalization for chronic conditions has decreased.
  • The percentage of adults who had a hospital stay and were readmitted for any reason within 30 days dropped by 12 percent.
  • Outpatient primary care visits for CCO members increased 18 percent.

You can read the Portland Business Journal story here

And dial 2-1-1, toll-free if you or someone you know wants to know more about enrolling for OHP or Cover Oregon


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