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Oregon Contraceptive Care (CCare)

What you used to think about birth control may not be true anymore. Did you know that there are more methods available than ever before? New birth control methods are developed every year and Oregon Contraceptive Care (CCare) strives to provide you with the latest and most effective methods.

We're all different. We have different needs, different bodies and different lifestyles. It's important to find a birth control method that fits your life.

With the Oregon Contraceptive Care program, you can get high-quality confidential services and the birth control method that works for you, free.

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Proposed CCare Waiver Renewal Draft Application

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) provides this legal notice of a public review and comment period concerning the state’s intent to submit a renewal of the Section 1115 Medicaid waiver for Oregon ContraceptiveCare (CCare) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the period of May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2021. The public comment period begins February 5th and ends March 7th, 2016.
 
CCare is designed to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve the well-being of women and families in Oregon by extending Medicaid eligibility for contraceptive services to include the following:
 
  • Eligibility at 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for women and men of reproductive capacity who are not enrolled in OHP;
  • Enrollment of individuals with creditable private health insurance coverage;
  • Coverage of contraceptive management services, limited laboratory services, contraceptive devices, and pharmaceutical supplies;
  • Coverage of colposcopies, HPV typing, repeat Pap tests and sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment and rescreening.
 
The application explains how the Oregon Health Authority, Reproductive Health Program proposes to continue administration of the CCare waiver for the five-year renewal period. The full application is available for review here. Additional information about the state's waiver can be found on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' website here.
 
Two opportunities for public comment will be held at the following locations:
  
Tuesday, February 9th                    
10:30 am – 12:30 pm                           
Portland State Office Building            
800 NE Oregon St., Room 368            
Portland, OR 97232
Monday, February 29th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
DHS Child Welfare, Benton Co.
555 NW 5th, Room 1B
Corvallis, OR 97330 
 
Teleconference access will be available for both meetings by dialing:
1-877-336-1828, Participant Code: 829579.
 
Web access will be available for the February 9th meeting by registering at:
Alternatively, participants can go to: www.joinwebinar.com, and type in Webinar ID: 132-695-139.
 
In addition to verbal comments during the two meetings, written comments concerning the waiver renewal may also be submitted on or before 5:00 pm, March 7, 2016 to: Emily Elman; Oregon Reproductive Health Program, Public Health Division; 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 370; Portland, OR 97232 or emily.l.elman@state.or.us.