Oregon Surgery Centers Seek to Participate in Coordinated Care Organizations
According to The Lund Report, ambulatory surgery centers in Oregon are seeking a spot at the table as stakeholders discuss providing care for Medicaid patients.
The Oregon Legislature created a coordinated care organization designed to deliver services for the Oregon Health Plan, the state's Medicaid program, and anti-trust laws were waived to encourage competing interests to discuss the best way to locally provide healthcare for Medicaid beneficiaries.
However, according to a quote from Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Director Rob Schwartz, the CCOs have not invited ASCs to the table for these discussions. Representatives from Oregon CCOs responded that they did recognize the quality and cost value of surgery centers.
In Eugene, Ore., the report said Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has secured a contract with Trilium Community Health Plan.
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