Oregon CCOs go live this week

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Monday, July 30, 2012

The first of Oregon's new coordinated care organizations go live August 1 with 260,000 patients.

For the patients affected, Wednesday won't be dramatically different from the day before, said officials with several of the seven coordinated care organizations launching that day. They'll keep the same doctor and their benefits will be the same.

But over time, officials said, patients with complex conditions can expect their doctors, nurses and therapists to coordinate their work and to be better prepared to help them handle their treatment between visits to a clinic.

Read more at KATU.

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