The OCCP, which was slated to ramp up a pilot program in July, has been suspended after Oregon Health Authority officials determined the cost and complexity were prohibitive. While the intent of the bill was to streamline the credentialing process, reduce the burden on practitioners and eliminate duplication, there were significant challenges that made it difficult to implement a cost effective program that would benefit all Oregon practitioners.
If the program had gone forward, participation by providers and credentialing organizations would have been required beginning November 5, 2018. About 55,000 practitioners would be subject to the program requirements and the assessment of a one-time provider fee of $150.
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