ORS 414.590¹
Coordinated care organization contracts
  • terms and amendments
  • 60 days’ advance notice
  • refusal to renew

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Benefit period” means a period of time, shorter than the five-year contract term, for which specific terms and conditions in a contract between a coordinated care organization and the Oregon Health Authority are in effect.

(b) “Renew” means an agreement by a coordinated care organization to amend the terms or conditions of an existing contract for the next benefit period.

(2) A contract entered into between the authority and a coordinated care organization under ORS 414.572 (Coordinated care organizations) (1):

(a) Shall be for a term of five years;

(b) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, may not be amended more than once in each 12-month period; and

(c) May be terminated by the authority if a coordinated care organization fails to meet outcome and quality measures specified in the contract or is otherwise in breach of the contract.

(3) This section does not prohibit the authority from allowing a coordinated care organization a reasonable amount of time in which to cure any failure to meet outcome and quality measures specified in the contract prior to the termination of the contract.

(4) A contract entered into between the authority and a coordinated care organization may be amended:

(a) More than once in each 12-month period if:

(A) The authority and the coordinated care organization mutually agree to amend the contract; or

(B) Amendments are necessitated by changes in federal or state law.

(b) Once within the first eight months of the effective date of the contract if needed to adjust the global budget of a coordinated care organization, retroactive to the beginning of the calendar year, to take into account changes in the membership of the coordinated care organization or the health status of the coordinated care organization’s members.

(5) Except as provided in subsection (8) of this section, the authority must give a coordinated care organization at least 60 days’ advance notice of any amendments the authority proposes to existing contracts between the authority and the coordinated care organization.

(6) Except as provided in subsection (4)(b) of this section, an amendment to a contract may apply retroactively only if:

(a) The amendment does not result in a claim by the authority for the recovery of amounts paid by the authority to the coordinated care organization prior to the date of the amendment; or

(b) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notifies the authority, in writing, that the amendment is a condition for approval of the contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

(7) If an amendment to a contract under subsection (6)(b) of this section or other circumstances arise that result in a claim by the authority for the recovery of amounts previously paid to a coordinated care organization by the authority, the authority shall ensure that the recovery does not have a material adverse effect on the coordinated care organization’s ability to maintain the required minimum amounts of risk-based capital.

(8) No later than 134 days prior to the end of a benefit period, the authority shall provide to each coordinated care organization notice of the proposed changes to the terms and conditions of a contract, as will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval, for the next benefit period.

(9) A coordinated care organization must notify the authority of the coordinated care organization’s refusal to renew a contract with the authority no later than 14 days after the authority provides the notice described in subsection (8) of this section. Except as provided in subsections (10) and (11) of this section, a refusal to renew terminates the contract at the end of the benefit period.

(10) The authority may require a contract to remain in force into the next benefit period and be amended as proposed by the authority until 90 days after the coordinated care organization has, in accordance with criteria prescribed by the authority:

(a) Notified each of its members and contracted providers of the termination of the contract;

(b) Provided to the authority a plan to transition its members to another coordinated care organization; and

(c) Provided to the authority a plan for closing out its coordinated care organization business.

(11) The authority may waive compliance with the deadlines in subsections (9) and (10) of this section if the Director of the Oregon Health Authority finds that the waiver of the deadlines is consistent with the effective and efficient administration of the medical assistance program and the protection of medical assistance recipients. [Formerly 414.652]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 414—Medical Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors414.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information