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How We Are Transforming Health Care

InterCommunity Health Network CCO (IHN-CCO) received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Transformation Plan beginning July 1, 2013. The approval allows IHN-CCO to put in place programs and projects that are aimed at improving local health and health care in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties:

July 2015 - June 2017
 Transformation Plan - July 2015  (en Español)
 Initial Progress Report - March 2016 (en Español)

July 2013 - June 2015

 Transformation Plan Deliverables and Benchmarks (includes Spanish) - July 1, 2013
 Initial Progress Report - January 2014 
 Milestone Report - July 2014  (en Español)
 Second Progress Report - January 2015 (en Español)
 Benchmark Report- July 2015 link (en Español)

The purpose
The Transformation Plan serves a two-fold purpose: first, to establish a mechanism that facilitates Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) partnership with CCOs to achieve Oregon’s health system goals; and, second, to encourage continuous quality improvement, recognizing that transformation is an iterative process and that a CCO’s transformation plans will and should evolve over time.

IHN Pilot Videos

Some of our most innovative work comes from our pilots. View a few of our pilot programs below:

Alternative Payment Methodology
Integrating Mental Health Care into the Primary Medical Home
Universal Prenatal Screening

Submitting a pilot proposal
IHN-CCO is currently accepting pilot proposals for 2017.

View the 2017 Request for Proposal

For your reference, view the following documents describing the IHN-CCO pilots currently underway:

Transformation pilot summaries
Pilot progress report - 2015 Quarter 1
Pilot progress report - 2015 Quarter 2
Pilot progress report - 2015 Quarter 3
Pilot progress report - 2015 Quarter 4
Pilot progress report - 2016 Quarter 1

Pilot Elements
All pilots must address at least one of the eight elements:

  1. Integration of care – Developing and implementing a health care delivery model that integrates mental health and physical health care and addictions and dental health, when dental services are included. This plan must specifically address the needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  2. Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) – Continuing implementation and development of Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes (PCPCH).
  3. Alternative payment methodologies – Implementing consistent alternative payment methodologies that align payment with health outcomes.
  4. Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan – Preparing a strategy for developing Contractor’s Community Health Assessment and adopting an annual Community Health Improvement Plan consistent with ORS 414.627.
  5. Electronic health records – Develop a plan for encouraging electronic health records, health information exchange, and meaningful use.
  6. Communications, outreach and member engagement – Assuring communications, outreach, member engagement, and services are tailored to cultural, health literacy, and linguistic needs.
  7. Meeting the culturally diverse needs of members – Assuring that the culturally diverse needs of members are met (cultural competence training, provider composition reflects member diversity, Certified Traditional Health Workers and Traditional Health Workers composition reflects member diversity).
  8. Eliminating racial, ethnic and linguistic disparities – Developing a quality improvement plan focused on eliminating racial, ethnic and linguistic disparities in access, quality of care, experience of care, and outcomes.

Follow our progress, share ideas
To follow our progress,  request to be added to the mailing list for notification of public meetings and events. Contact us to share your ideas for improving health and health care in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties