Community Advisory Council Meets October 4 to Discuss How Health Share Members are Assigned to Partner Health Plans


September 30, 2013 – This fall the Affordable Care Act will significantly expand the number of people on Medicaid in Oregon. Health Share of Oregon is anticipating approximately 15,000 new members in the first year of the expansion. At their October 4 meeting, the Community Advisory Council will continue discussion of how these new members will be assigned to the health plans within Health Share, while the coordinated care organization works to maintain existing patient-centered relationships within the health care community.  


“If a member is new to Health Share, but has been seeing a physician or nurse practitioner at a clinic in their community”, notes Rosa Klein, Chief Health Strategy Officer, “we want to ensure we don’t disrupt that relationship when they are assigned to one of our health plans.”


The monthly meeting, which is open to the public, will be from 12:30PM to 4:00PM on Friday, October 4 at the Edwards Center in Aloha. Public comment will be invited after the general Council session.


Date:                                                                     Friday, October 4, 2013


Time:                                                                    Council Meeting:  12:30PM to 4:00PM


Public Comment Period:  3:10PM to 3:30PM


Location:                                                             Edwards Center, Inc.
4375 SW Edwards Place, Aloha, OR 97007

Agenda:                                                               The agenda is posted to the Council’s website one week prior to each meeting

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Jacob Figas, Community Engagement Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or (503) 416-4969 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

About the Community Advisory Council
Comprised of a majority of Oregon Health Plan members, Health Share’s Community Advisory Council plays a dual role. In addition to advising Health Share’s Board of Directors on the strategic direction of the organization, the Council also enables consumers to take an active role in improving their own health and that of their family and communities.


About Health Share of Oregon
A coordinated care organization, Health Share is a partnership of Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Healthcare, and Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. Together, we are creating a single integrated health care delivery system to transform care for Oregon Health Plan members in the Tri-County area.

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