Multnomah County is proud to partner with FamilyCare Health Plans to provide physical, behavioral and oral health for low-income county residents. In 2011, the Oregon Legislature directed communities to create a coordinated care organizations or a “CCO” to eliminate gaps in care for these residents, improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
FamilyCare, Inc. is one of two coordinated care organizations in Multnomah County. The other coordinated care organization is Health Share of Oregon. Coordinated care organizations are designed to manage behavioral and physical health benefits of Oregon Health Plan members. Multnomah County has partnered with FamilyCare since 2005 to provide care through innovative, cost-efficient systems and consistent communication.
FamilyCare was created in 1984 when current President Jeff Heatherington and three physicians were inspired to improve the Oregon Health System and provide quality care to the underserved.
Now one of Oregon’s oldest Medicaid managed care programs, FamilyCare was the first health plan in Oregon to integrate models of mental and physical health coverage, allowing our members health to be viewed comprehensively.
In 1994, with the advent of the Oregon Health Plan, FamilyCare became a fully capitated health plan that today serves over 50,000 low-income Oregonians. As the state of Oregon began transforming its healthcare system, FamilyCare became the first certified coordinated care organization to operate in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.
As a coordinated care organization, FamilyCare was also required to organize a community health advisory council to plan and develop a needs assessment and health improvement plan.
The council or CAC includes volunteers from the community who share information that helps FamilyCare understand issues and concerns people face around health care. Multnomah County partners with FamilyCare through the CAC to better serve the community.
To learn more information, visit the FamilyCare website