By Rob Scott
MEDFORD, Ore. — Less than a month from now, thousands of people in Southern Oregon will be impacted by changes to Oregon’s Health Plan.
Physical, mental and dental coverage will all now be under one umbrella of health coverage. Last week, eight coordinated care organizations, or CCO’s, were certified by the Oregon Health Authority to begin serving communities starting on August 1st.
On that day, all members of the Mid-Rogue Health Plan will automatically be enrolled with All Care Health Plan; that CCO will serve all of Jackson, Josephine and Curry counties as well as part of Douglas County. Members will keep their current doctors, pediatricians and specialists.
For those who are not currently with Mid-Rogue Health Plan, but could qualify for Oregon health plan after August 1st, they will have to go to the Department of Health and Human Services to talk to a case manager.
Freddy Sennhauser of All Care Health Plan also mentioned that eventually there will be other certified CCO’s that will provide even more options for those who qualify for the Oregon Health Plan.