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Geographic Factors Seem Tied to CCO Members’ Access, Experiences With Health System

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Umpqua Health Alliance and PacificSource-Central Oregon members report more frustrations with healthcare in CCO surveys than Trillium Community Health Plan or PacificSource-Gorge

Geography matters. Two of the four coordinated care organizations featured in this story are run by the same parent company – but at one, members report frustrations with getting appointments or accessing specialized care, and at the other members are among the happiest CCO clients in the state.

Umpqua Health Alliance Reshaping Board in Douglas County

The CCO that serves Roseburg and most of Douglas County will expand from 10 to 16 members with a focus on members of the community. The CEO wouldn’t disclose which board members might be asked to leave, although a feud over the local mental health system has spilled over into the courts between two members.

The Umpqua Health Alliance is shaking up its board and expanding its size from 10 to 16 members, the director of the company that runs the Roseburg coordinated care organization told The Lund Report on Tuesday.

CCOs Showing Strong Financials in Second Quarter with One Exception

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With one exception, Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) all reported strong profits in recently published second quarter financial reports through June 30, 2015.

Umpqua Health Alliance Challenges Members to Live Healthier Lives

The Alliance has teamed up with the local YMCA to offer members a comprehensive health assessment, weekly group fitness classes and nutritional and motivational workshops.

Affecting real change in health status and spending resources requires more than access to affordable care or a making certain everyone has a primary care physician.

CCOs Spend $2.06 Billion and Counting on Healthcare Costs

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In financial reports for January through September 2014, all Oregon coordinated care organizations report profits; FamilyCare realizes the highest profit.

Coordinated care organizations born out of the Affordable Care Act to provide healthcare to Medicaid recipients in Oregon spent $2.06 billion caring for the poor in the first nine months of 2014, according to the most recent available figures filed by the 14 CCOs that have filed standardized fina

Douglas County Quits Mental Health Services

Douglas County Courthouse
Joining the majority of Oregon counties, Douglas County in handing over responsibility to a nonprofit

Douglas County is getting out of the business of providing mental healthcare -- joining the majority of Oregon counties where private nonprofits are in charge.

Douglas County Residents Encouraged to Talk About Their Health

The local newspaper, in collaboration with Architrave Health and Umpqua Health Alliance have started a partnership to give Douglas County residents an opportunity to discuss their health issues, and, since then, the program has been expanded to the local radio station.

Douglas County believes healthcare transformation involves more than just access to insurance; it means access to reliable health information from trusted sources, and people talking about healthcare issues that concern them, while listening to others.

 

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