Cover Oregon spokeswoman Ariane Le Chevallier said the state will continue to use Oracle's technology to manage current enrollees until the full transition to HealthCare.gov is complete and all past enrollment work is complete, which is expected to be about June 2015.
Le Chevallier said Oregon doesn't know yet which state's Medicaid technology it will use — officials are working on criteria to consider when evaluating other systems.
"We will be interested in how similar their Medicaid policies are so that minimal customization is required," Le Chevallier said.
The approved budget for the Medicaid enrollment portal is $43 million, most of it to be paid by the federal government. The state paid Oracle about $240 million in federal funds for its work on the health insurance exchange portal and related work.
Oregon says the decision to sever ties with Oracle, made last Monday, came after Oracle refused to cooperate in moving servers from their facilities to the state data center in a timely manner.
But Oracle says the disagreement was over eliminating the pre-production environment from the servers — the backup system where patches, updates, and modifications can be tested before they're applied to the actual portal. Eliminating that backup system, Oracle said in a statement, would lead to "violating widely accepted best practice and risking the citizens' data."
In dueling lawsuits, Oregon and Oracle blame each other for the state website's failure.
The state has sued the Redwood City, California, company in state court, claiming that Oracle officials lied, breached contracts and engaged in "a pattern of racketeering activity." Meanwhile, Oracle has sued the state in federal court alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement.