PacificSource Community Solutions Allocates OHA’s Quality Performance Payouts Back To Care Providers
(Springfield, Ore.) Sept. 28, 2023 – PacificSource Community Solutions, part of the PacificSource family of companies that provides Medicaid services, will pay out more than $72 million dollars to care providers in Central Oregon, the Columbia Gorge, Lane County, Marion County and Polk County. The payouts will support quality initiatives strategically aimed at improving the health of individuals within each region’s respective Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO). The funds were initially received by PacificSource Community Solutions in late 2023 as Quality Pool payments made by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to recognize the CCOs’ care providers’ quality performance during 2022.
Each respective region’s payouts will be as follows:
- Central Oregon – $20,232,932
- Columbia Gorge – $4,443,492
- Lane – $18,507,765
- Marion and Polk – $28,988,982
Quality measures are used by the OHA to determine how successful CCOs and their provider networks have been at improving care, making quality care accessible, eliminating health disparities, and curbing the rising cost of healthcare for the populations they serve. PacificSource works with Health Councils in each region to determine the distribution of these funds.
“We are pleased to reinvest in our regional partners who consistently deliver high-quality care year-over-year,” said PacificSource Vice President of Medicaid Erin Fair Taylor. “Their tireless and ongoing efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of underserved communities deserves recognition and gratitude.”
Medicaid, which is government-funded health insurance for low-income individuals and families, currently covers approximately one in four residents in the four counties.
The OHA has published a Performance Report that includes all of Oregon’s CCOs. It can be found online at https://shorturl.at/fjqsF
About PacificSource Community Solutions
PacificSource Community Solutions is part of the PacificSource family of companies that provides Medicaid services to Central Oregon and the Columbia Gorge, as well as Lane, Marion, and Polk Counties. PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Springfield, Oregon, with local offices throughout Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington. The PacificSource family of companies employs over 1,500 people and serves more than 600,000 individuals throughout the Greater Northwest. For more information, visit PacificSource.com.