Dental Care Organization (DCO) Work Group Charter DRAFT 4-5-2013
The DCO Work Group is formed within, and conducted in corroboration with, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP).
DCOs and other stakeholders collaborate on issues relating to policy, rule and delivery of the dental service benefits provided with the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Direct involvement of DMAP allows the work group to maintain two-way communication with DMAP regarding OHP dental topics.
Under Oregon Healthcare Transformation, Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) have replaced historical managed care plans. CCOs now have the responsibility to integrate and coordinate OHP benefits. As oral health is integrated within the regional CCOs, the DCOs will seek to unify the oral health delivery efforts across all stakeholder groups within the OHA and communities at large while maintaining our advocacy for issues pertinent to dental contractors.
Dental contractors shall work together in partnership with the DMAP to discuss and make recommendations on the following:
Quality improvement; and
Coordination of care as it relate to the CCOs.
Dental contractors also discuss issues and make recommendations related to the OHP Dental Program benefits such as: