CareOregon serves over 280,000 medicaid recipients throughout the state of Oregon. We work to support the triple aim of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care.

We manage the health plan services of four CCO's in Oregon: HealthShare of Oregon, Columbia Pacific CCO, Jackson Care Connect and Yamhill Community Care Organization.

We operate a Medicare Advantage plan, CareOregon Advantage, and a Dental Care Organization, CareOregon Dental.

We provide assistance navigating the Oregon Health Plan, as well as specific case management services for American Indians and Alaska Natives on the fee-for-service (open card) Oregon Health Plan through our Tribal Care Coordination program.

Wondering what all of this means?

Read on and learn more about the general structure of public health care in Oregon, or click on the bold links above to learn more about specific services. 

What is the Oregon Health Plan?
The Oregon Health Plan is the state’s Medicaid program paid for by federal and state taxes. Benefits and coverage are determined by the state, based on budget decisions made by the legislature. CareOregon serves OHP members in many counties through Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) as well as members in counties that do not have a CCO.

What is a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO)?

CCOs are community-based health plans that roll all of your OHP health services (physical, mental, dental) into one.  As a partner, CareOregon teams with several CCOs across the state to provide OHP benefits to members living in those communities.

What is a Dental Care Organization (DCO)?

DCOs are dental organizations that are contracted with the Oregon Health Plan to provide dental care services to members on the OHP. CareOregon Dental is a DCO owned by CareOregon that provides services for OHP members in the tri-county area (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington counties). 

What is Medicare?

Medicare is the federal program providing health benefits for seniors and disabled members. CareOregon provides Medicare Advantage programs to people on Medicare (through CareOregon Advantage Star HMO-POS) and people eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare (through CareOregon Advantage Plus HMO-POS SNP). For more information about these plans, go to the CareOregon Advantage website for more details.