Beyond Transformation: News
12/4/13 - 2:40 pm
The two coordinated care organizations serving Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties will each hold their regular community advisory council meetings in December.
Coordinated care organizations are required to host a community advisory council that includes volunteer members of the community. Council members share information that helps managers better understand issues and concerns people face when receiving health care and when they cannot get health care.
11/15/13 - 1:21 pm
If you need health insurance to start on Jan. 1, 2014, you can attend a free Cover Oregon application fair in Portland on Saturday, Nov. 23, or on Sunday, Nov. 24.
10/14/13 - 2:20 pm
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17, how seniors can learn to protect themselves from financial fraud.
Experts from Multnomah County's Aging and Disability Services Division will answer questions and connect seniors ot county employees.
The town hall will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Ascension Catholic Church, 743 SE 76th Ave., Portland, OR, 97215.
For more information contact Commissioner Smith at 503-988-5218.
10/14/13 - 10:49 am
Multnomah County residents are invited to a Cover Oregon Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The event, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be at IRCO, 10301 N.E. Glisan, Portland, OR 97220.
Cover Oregon is a new online marketplace where Oregonians can find and purchase health insurance.
If you do not have health insurance, or if you buy insurance on your own or own a small business with 50 or fewer eligible employees, you’ll be able to find health insurance through Cover Oregon.
9/19/13 - 3:01 pm
Starting October 2013, Oregonians will have a completely new way to access health coverage through an online central marketplace called Cover Oregon.
The state of Oregon reports there are currently 560,000 Oregonians without health insurance. Nearly 400,000 will be eligible for some financial assistance under the new system.
6/20/13 - 12:51 pm
FamilyCare Inc., which partners with Multnomah County to care for underserved residents, is working across the tri-county area to combat obesity epidemic.
In Beaverton, FamilyCare has formed an innovative partnership with the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) to promote fitness for the whole family. Thanks to this partnership, families enrolled in the pilot program have received three-month family passes that can be used at any THPRD facility in the Beaverton area.
5/28/13 - 11:41 am
Beginning this June, Health Share of Oregon will launch a new provider portal for checking the eligibility status of Oregon Health Plan members assigned to Health Share.
Developed by Salem-based Performance Health Technology (PH Tech), the new portal will allow both physical and behavioral health providers to access patient eligibility, determine health plan assignments within Health Share and find primary care provider information for all of Health Share’s partners in one location.
2/25/13 - 3:30 pm
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26, Health Share of Oregon members in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties will begin receiving new identification cards in the mail.
The new ID cards are part of Oregon’s health reform. Multnomah County and its partners are working to improve the network of care around our patients on the Oregon Health Plan.
8/31/12 - 12:27 pm
On Sept. 1, the state’s largest coordinated care organization, Health Share of Oregon, will launch operations. Health Share of Oregon is the new name of the Tri-County Medicaid Collaborative.
This means that beginning on Saturday, 212,000 Oregon Health Plan members who receive medical and behavioral health care in Multnomah, Washington or Clackamas counties will be enrolled in either Health Share of Oregon or FamilyCare Health Plans, Inc.
8/1/12 - 9:12 am
Oregonians stepped closer to transforming their health care this week.
Under health reform, people who receive care through the Oregon Health Plan access that care through a coordinated care organization. There are two coordinated care organizations in Multnomah County, Health Share of Oregon and FamilyCare Inc.