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Oregon’s Medicaid Advisory Committee is seeking new members

Oregon's Medicaid Advisory Committee logo

Above is the logo for the Oregon Health Authority Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC)

Oregon’s Medicaid Advisory Committee is seeking new members

New members are being recruited for Oregon’s Medicaid Advisory committee. MAC, a federally mandated body, advises the Oregon Health Policy Board, the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services (DHS) on the operation of Oregon’s Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan, using a member and community lens. Some of the MAC’s recent work includes: 

  • Developing a standard definition of social determinants of health and recommendations for how CCOs can address social determinants of health in the next stage of transformation (2018)
  • Developing guiding principles of Oregon Medicaid (2017) 
  • Developing a framework on oral health access in Oregon (2016) 

MAC members are appointed by the Governor. Members must commit to regularly attending MAC meetings (eight times a year in Salem, with the occasional opportunity to attend by phone/webinar). The committee and Governor are particularly seeking new members in the following areas: 

  • Individuals from all parts of the state and from diverse backgrounds, including people of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and people with disabilities 
  • Individuals covered by the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), including one OHP member with a disability
  • Members of health care consumer groups that include Medicaid recipients such as a coordinated 
  • care organization (CCO) consumer advisory group (CAC)
  • A member of one of Oregon’s federally recognized tribes
  • Persons associated with health care organizations, including providers of all types, but especially behavioral health and traditional health workers (like community health workers)
  • Members of the general public. 

Anyone interested in helping to improve Oregon’s Medicaid program through the work of MAC, may contact Margie Fernando by phone (503-373-1927) or e-mailing Margie.Fernando@dhsoha.stateor.us to request an application. Applications are due by August 15, 2018.

For more information about MAC, visit http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/MAC/Pages/index.aspx.