Oregon Coordinated Care Organizations Start Today

, Posted: Wed, August 1 2012 at 8:07 AM, Updated: Wed, August 1 2012 at 9:57 AM

Today the state will officially launch Coordinated Care Organizations.

The organizations are designed to help to take better care of low income patients on the Oregon Health Plan and to allow doctors to coordinate with each other.

Meanwhile, there is good news for plan members in southern Oregon.

On Tuesday the state announced they will open five new CCO's beginning on September 1.

That will affect members of the Jackson County Coordinated Care Organization and Primaryhealth of Josephine County.

Governor John Kitzhaber says the new plan will be for the good of Oregon residents.

Oregon Health Plan members will receive personal notification of their new CCO's and they do not need to take any action.

Members and providers of the new plan can visit the Oregon Health Board website for more information at http://cms.oregon.gov/OHA.

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