Federal law requires the state of Oregon to have a Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC). This committee is there to make recommendations about the state's Medicaid system, which is the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Most Medicaid or OHP beneficiaries in our community get their health care services through the local Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA).
As a state committee, the meeting is covered by the Oregon Public Meetings law (ORS 192) so members of the public may attend the meeting in person. Luckily the MAC also makes their meetings available here, as well. Although you cannot give public testimony, like you could if you were there in person, you can listen in to what is going on. It is a good way to start getting familiar with what is going on in health care transformation in the state.
Here is the notice sent by the state. You can sign up to get notices of all meetings of the Medicaid Advisory Committee, as well as other medical related public committees in the state.
MEETING PLACE: General Services Building
Mt. Mazama Room
Salem, OR 97301
The Committee will receive an update from the Oregon Health Authority on the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Coordinated Care Organizations. OHA staff will present on the agency’s Integrative Medicine Advisory Group established in the fall of 2013. Sarah Bartelmann with OHA will present on Oregon’s Health System Transformation 2013 Performance Report. The committee will finalize its set of policy recommendations to reduce churn and mitigate its effects for individuals enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan and commercial coverage available through qualified health plans (QHP). The committee will adopt its’ full “churn” report to be submitted to the Oregon Health Policy Board for their consideration in August.
Public listen-in only conference line: 888.398.2342 Participant: 3732275
Webinar: Webinar registration link
Please visit the Committee’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/
for webinar information, meeting minutes, reports and updates.