CEO: CareOregon, SCAN Merger Will Counter ‘Examples of Excess’ in Managed Care

Late last year, nonprofit, government-focused carriers SCAN Health Plan and CareOregon announced plans to merge and form the HealthRight Group. CareOregon manages nearly 550,000 Medicaid enrollees in Oregon, while SCAN covers over 280,000 lives in four states, according to the AIS Directory of Health Plans.

Eric Hunter is CareOregon’s CEO, while Sachin Jain, M.D. is SCAN’s CEO. If regulators approve the merger, Jain will hold the top spot of the combined organization. Hunter will continue to lead CareOregon, the larger of the two plans — and a Medicaid division that they say will pursue managed care contracts nationally.

AIS Health, a division of MMIT, caught up with the CEOs on June 15 at the 2023 AHIP Conference in Portland, Oregon, and learned more about the ambitious plans that brought the organizations together.

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Peter Johnson

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Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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