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When traditional channels of health care don’t work, what else do you try?

When traditional channels of health care don’t work, what else do you try?

When traditional channels of health care don’t work, what else do you try?

Whatever works, says Amy Vance, CareOregon health resilience specialist. Amy is part of a new generation of health care workers who look outside the medical offices for solutions to patients’ health and wellness issues. CareOregon’s health resilience specialists help the most vulnerable members address the social determinants of...

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CareOregon asks members

What does well-being mean to you?

What does well-being mean to you?

CareOregon posed this question to our community—providers and health plan members—over the course of 2013, then compiled the answers in a book released this spring online (http://www.careoregon.org/TransformingHealthcare.aspx). "The question seems simple enough, but the answers go straight to the heart of what we’re trying to do in...

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Yamhill CCO Update

Jim Rickards to focus on health strategy for Yamhill CCO

Jim Rickards to focus on health strategy for Yamhill CCO

From the beginning, Jim Rickards, MD, has been a key part of Yamhill Community Care Organization, first as a member of the board of directors and now as health strategy officer, a part-time staff position. He continues to practice as a radiologist with McMinnville Imaging Associates. The new position means Dr. Rickards can play a...

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CareOregon Advantage to launch home visits for Medicare members
CareOregon Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan, will begin providing home wellness visits to members in the Portland Metro area. The visits will be conducted by a nurse...

Medicaid redetermination comes for expansion population
As you know, clients of the Oregon Health Plan must update their application annually. Current members were not required to renew their applications during the transition to...

Updates from Columbia Pacific CCO: Columbia Pacific CCO rates high on quality measures
SEASIDE—Shauna Chilinski has a new outlook on her life, business and health because of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization. "I was born...

Updates from Health Share of Oregon: Health Share of Oregon will reinvest $13.7 million in health reform efforts
Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest coordinated care organization (CCO), has successfully met the requisite Oregon Health Authority’s 2014 Performance Metrics and will...

Updates from Jackson Care Connect: Jackson Care Connect integrates addiction services; ventures into social media
Jackson County health providers integrate addiction services into primary care medical visits MEDFORD—Efforts to address one of Jackson County’s biggest health issues, opioid...

Updates from Yamhill CCO : Yamhill CCO has a new name, renewed focus on community
Yamhill County Care Organization has officially changed its name to Yamhill Community Care Organization. The change is small, but significant, says Yamhill CCO Executive...

Annual medical records audit is an opportunity for quality improvement
Every year, CareOregon’s Quality Improvement Department conducts a review of members’ medical records. Although it is a requirement for Medicaid, Medicare and NCQA accreditation,...

Best practices: Understanding: an important foundation for Advance Directives counseling
Talking with a patient about Advance Directives is not easy. Broaching the subject of end-of-life care, and the need to spell out the need for sensitive decisions before they are...

Best practices: New specifications for BMI screening
There is debate about the effectiveness of the Body Mass Index (BMI). It doesn’t take into account many different characteristics of an individual. But there is general...

Best practices: Ages & Stages Questionnaire selected as standard developmental screening tool
CareOregon and other organizations across the state now include standard developmental screening as one of the elements in their annual reviews of medical record. Oregon’s Early...

Best practices: Advice from doctor key motivator for many quitting tobacco
Despite 50 years of effort (and a declining rate of tobacco users), tobacco remains among the most costly of health-related issues. By some counts, it causes more than $190...