Oregon Value-based Payment Compact

The Oregon Value-based Payment Compact represents a collaborative partnership to advance the adoption of value-based payment across the state.

Oregon has long been a national leader in health system transformation, focused on creating a system for delivering affordable, high-value coordinated quality care. In 2019, the legislature created the Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee (“Implementation Committee”) and charged it with identifying mechanisms to lower the growth of health care spending in Oregon to a financially sustainable rate.

In October 2020, the Implementation Committee drafted a set of principles to increase the spread of value-based payment (VBP) models across the state as a strategy to improve quality and lower costs. These VBP principles form the basis of the Oregon VBP Compact, a voluntary commitment by payers and providers across the state to participate in and spread VBPs. (Note that the VBP principles are included below the signatures in the Oregon VBP Compact document.)

The Compact, while not a legally binding document, demonstrates a commitment to the VBP Principles, including targets for VBP implementation. The first step in this collaborative partnership is for plans, providers and governmental entities to sign the Compact. Below is the list of organizations that have signed onto the Compact to date. This list will be updated as more organizations sign the Compact.

Signatory organizations as of 3/4/21

  • CareOregon
  • Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization
  • Health Net of Oregon
  • Health Share of Oregon
  • Intercommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization
  • Jackson Care Connect
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Moda Health
  • Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
  • Oregon Educators Benefit Board
  • OHSU Health
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • PacificSource
  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • PacificSource Community Health Plans
  • PacificSource Community Solutions on behalf of
    • PacificSource Community Solutions – Central Oregon
    • PacificSource Community Solutions – Columbia River Gorge
    • PacificSource Community Solutions – Lane
    • PacificSource Community Solutions – Marion Polk
  • Portland Coordinated Care Association
    • The Portland Clinic
    • Northwest Primary Care
    • Compass Oncology
    • South Tabor Family Physicians LLP
  • Providence Health and Services
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Public Employees’ Benefit Board
  • Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
  • Samaritan Health Plans
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • The Oregon Clinic
  • Trillium Community Health Plan

The Compact will be supported by and implemented through the VBP Compact Workgroup (“VBP Workgroup”). This workgroup will be jointly convened and sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Health Leadership Council.