Coordinated Care Organization Takes Over Medicaid

The Oregon Health Authority approved an application from Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization to take over managing Medicaid mental and health plan services on the north coast as of Sept. 1. Columbia Pacific CCO will serve all of Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties, as well as the coastal arm of Douglas County. Each CCO will receive a set budget to manage care for people on Medicaid and work with community-based governing boards and advisory councils to direct spending.