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Monday, July 23, 2012

Trillium Community Health Plan is partnering with Lane County in establishing the new local coordinated care organization.

Trillium, which is owned by a group of 300 doctors, has stepped up to partner with Lane County in establishing a new way to provide health care to people covered by the Oregon Health Plan — Oregon’s version of Medicaid, the government insurance that is mainly for low-income residents.

Trillium and Lane County made a high-stakes bet when they pooled their know-how and financial reserves to create the CCO. Lane County is putting up $5 million and Trillium is putting up $15 million in reserve funds that could be tapped if the new CCO’s budget of $270 million doesn't stretch far enough next year to pay the medical bills for the 55,000 Oregon Health Plan members in Lane County.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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