Asset 1 Asset 1 back-btn devins-airplane

Transforming Health Care

Transforming Health Care

IHN-CCO’s Transformation Plan was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in 2013. The plan helps create programs and projects that improve local health care in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. IHN-CCO and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) work together to help achieve Oregon’s health system goals and encourage continuous quality improvement. IHN-CCO and OHA recognize that Transformation Plans will change over time.

Areas of focus for Transformation Plan

The IHN-CCO Transformation Plan addresses 8 fundamental areas of focus:

  1. 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. 2. Patient-Centered Primary Care Home: Continuing implementation and development of Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes (PCPCH).
  3. 3. Alternative payment methodologies: Implementing consistent alternative payment methodologies that align payment with health outcomes.
  4. 4. Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP): Preparing a strategy for developing Contractor’s CHA and adopting an annual CHIP consistent with ORS 414.627. Learn more about the CHIP.
  5. 5. Electronic health records: Develop a plan for encouraging electronic health records, health information exchange, and meaningful use.
  6. 6. Communications, outreach and member engagement: Ensuring communications, outreach, member engagement, and services are tailored to cultural, health literacy, and linguistic needs.
  7. 7. Meeting the culturally diverse needs of members: Ensuring 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. 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.

Our 2015-2017 Transformation Plan

Learn about the eight areas of focus, and our deliverables and benchmarks.



Transformation pilots

Some of our most innovative work comes from our pilots. Learn about the IHN-CCO pilots currently underway.

Learn more about IHN-CCO’s pilots

Stay in the loop, share ideas

Follow our progress! Get on our mailing list and learn about upcoming meetings and events. Contact us and share your ideas for improving health care in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.

Sign up for emails