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.

0 Comments
© 2024 MMIT
Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has worked as a journalist since 2011 and has covered health care since 2020. At AIS Health, Peter covers trends in finance, business and policy that affect the health insurance and pharma sectors. For Health Plan Weekly, he covers all aspects of the U.S. health insurance sector, including employer-sponsored insurance, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and the Affordable Care Act individual marketplaces. In Radar on Drug Benefits, Peter covers the operations of (and conflicts between) pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a particular focus on pricing dynamics and market access. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered transportation, public safety and local government for various outlets in Seattle, his hometown and current place of residence. He graduated with a B.A. from Colby College.

Related Posts

businessmen-shaking-hands
December 22

SCAN-CareOregon Merger Could Face Antitrust Scrutiny

READ MORE
businessmen-shaking-hands
February 24

CareSource, Health Alliance Plan Strike Up Medicaid Joint Venture

READ MORE
scan-logo
December 15

SCAN Group, CareOregon Form HealthRight Group to Create ‘Formidable’ Government Partner

READ MORE

GAIN THERAPEUTIC AREA-SPECIFIC INTEL TO DRIVE ACCESS FOR YOUR BRAND

Sign up for publications to get unmatched business intelligence delivered to your inbox.

subscribe today