We are CareOregon.

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CareOregon puts the care in health care. We are a nonprofit providing health insurance services to meet the health care needs of low-income Oregonians. We serve about one quarter of Oregon Health Plan members plus members in our Medicare plan. 

Our mission is to build individual well-being and community health through partnerships, shared learning and innovation. Our vision is healthy communities for all individuals, regardless of income or social factors. 

We focus on the total health of our members, not just traditional health care. In teaming up with members, their families and their communities, we help Oregonians live better lives, prevent illness and respond effectively to health issues. 

We care about people.

We serve Oregonians eligible for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Medicare Advantage members. But that’s not all. We are a managed health care company with a broad goal: to make world-class health care available to all Oregon residents, regardless of income.

 

We support our neighbors.

We know that some Oregonians are in need but don’t qualify for OHP benefits. We work to strengthen the health care safety net that these Oregonians rely on, from local health departments and community clinics to rural and migrant health centers. We partner with policy makers and legislators to improve services and provide access to quality care throughout the state.

 

We work with first-class providers.

CareOregon has built a health care delivery system that assures access to physicians and health care professionals. These providers understand special needs and provide quality care regardless of a patient’s financial resources.

 

We work with policy makers to ensure access.

We provide Oregon Health Plan enrollees access to health care services in exchange for a per member, per month rate. The Oregon Legislature sets this payment rate. Payments are subject to available state funding. CareOregon takes full financial risk for the health care services our members use.

CareOregon, formed by safety net health care providers in the state, is a Safety Net Health Plan. Safety Net Health Plans are nonprofits that derive their revenue from public programs. CareOregon is a 501(c)(3) public benefit nonprofit organization that draws nearly all its revenue from public programs. These programs include Medicaid (the Oregon Health Plan), Medicare and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

To put it simply, CareOregon ensures that members have timely access to high-quality health care from a broad network of providers. We work hard to keep people healthy and active in their homes and communities.

 

We believe in equity, diversity and inclusion.

Guided by staff Health Equity Advisor Denise Johnson, our Board of Directors adopted this Equity, Diversity and Inclusion vision statement:

“The pursuit of the highest possible standard of health for all people is the heart of CareOregon’s values and mission. We recognize the process of achieving health equity and the creation of an inclusive and diverse work environment includes the intentional deployment of resources to identify disparities and redress them when found. It also requires giving special attention to the needs of those at greatest risk of poor health, based on social conditions and socially defined constructs, such as racial categories and poverty.

“To more fully accomplish our mission and live our values, the Board of Directors champions and supports a steadfast commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. This commitment will be reflected in our goals and vision. It will be evident in our organizational structure, policies, deployment of resources and the composition of the staff and board of directors. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and actively seek to foster an organizational culture of humility, respect, integrity, authenticity and learning while creating value informed by our members, staff and the communities in which we serve."  –CareOregon Board of Directors, January 2018