Board of Directors
The Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt community governance entity. The COHC is dedicated to improving the health of the region and providing oversight of the Medicaid population and Coordinated Care Organization (CCO). COHC was officially created by Senate Bill 204 in 2011 to promote the health of the region’s residents and seeks to achieve the Triple Aim of improving health outcomes, increasing satisfaction with the health system, and reducing cost. The COHC’s mission is to serve as the governing board for the CCO and to connect the CCO, patients, providers, Central Oregon, and resources.
The COHC and Central Oregon’s CCO, PacificSource Community Solutions (PSCS), works together to transform health care in the region and to use integrated and coordinated health care systems to improve health; increase quality, reliability, availability, continuity of care and reduce the cost of care.
As the governing entity, COHC is responsible for:
- Providing strategic direction and oversight for the CCO’s transformation objectives
- Creating, overseeing, and managing the committees and the committees’ performance
- Establishing standards of publicizing activities of CCO and Community Advisory Council (CAC)
- Approving the CCO’s annual global budget, including allocation of payment and cost savings
- Creating and establishing principles and frameworks for provider contracting and distribution of gain sharing funds and quality funds
- Establishing, monitoring, and evaluating performance metrics for PacificSource Community Solutions in its role as the contracting CCO
Developing, approving and overseeing:
- Regional Health Assessment (RHA)
- Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP)
- Community standards of care
- Shared risk framework with providers
- CCO strategic plan and annual work plan