Coordinated Care Organizations
Coordinated Care Organizations are a uniquely Oregon solution to the national problem of containing health care costs while serving more people who are uninsured.
CCOs are a new type of health plan that brings together physical and mental health care and other services under one entity.
Today the system separates physical, mental and other types of care. That makes things more difficult for patients and providers and makes the health care system more costly.
As CCOs get up and running, they will have the flexibility to support new models of care that are patient-centered and team-focused, and reduce health disparities. CCOs will be able to better coordinate services and focus on prevention, chronic illness management and person-centered care. They will have flexibility within their budget to provide services alongside today's OHP benefits with the goal of meeting the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs for the population they serve.
As of August 1, 2012, Trillium Community Health Plan
is the local provider for delivering physical, behavioral, and dental care to Oregon Health Plan recipients as Lane County’s Coordinated Care Organization.
For more information about CCOs, please click on the following links:
Trillium Community Health Plan
Oregon Health Policy Board
Trillium: In Pursuit of the Triple Aim, Lane County Medical Society Newsletter