Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon today announced a partnership with Providence Health & Services and the Portland Coordinated Care Association (PCCA) as part of its Medicare HMO network. Regence’s BlueAdvantage HMO network includes physicians from The Portland Clinic, as well as other PCCA partners such as South Tabor Family Physicians, Westside Internal Medicine and Davies Clinic.
This partnership will promote primary care physician relationships with Regence Medicare members in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties with the goal of creating better health outcomes and lowering the total cost of care. If needed, members may access receive inpatient and outpatient hospital care at Providence.
“Today’s announcement allows our Medicare members to access high-quality care that delivers greater value for their dollar. Through mutual accountability and shared quality metrics, I’m confident that this partnership will drive significant results,” said Angela Dowling, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.
“As our senior population continues to grow, this offering will help expand access to evidence-based, quality-driven and locally-delivered health care with their needs in mind,” said Dave Underriner, chief executive officer of Providence Oregon.
“This partnership will provide our senior population the opportunity to build relationships with quality physicians and allow them to conveniently access specialty services at a better value,” said Dick Clark, chief executive officer of The Portland Clinic.
In 2017, Regence’s Medicare Advantage HMO plan in Oregon earned 4 Stars as a part of the CMS Star Ratings*, which reflects a commitment to drive high-quality health care, close care gaps and transform the consumer experience.
*Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.
About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, headquartered in Portland, has been serving Oregonians since 1941 and now provides approximately 750,000 members with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit regence.com, facebook.com/regencebluecrossblueshield, or twitter.com/regenceoregon.
About Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care ministry committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. Providence's services include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. The health system and its affiliates employ more than 82,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington – with its system office located in Renton, Washington. In 2015, Providence provided more than $951 million in community benefit. Providence Health & Services continues a tradition of caring that the Sisters of Providence began nearly 160 years ago.
About The Portland Coordinated Care Association
The Portland Coordinated Care Association is a network of independent medical groups in Portland that pool resources to help lower costs, improve quality outcomes and perfect the patient experience. PCCA exists to meet the needs of the changing healthcare market. Our network of providers is also a cost-effective option for self- funded employer groups. The current shareholder group is made up of over 400 physicians and 20 care facilities, quickly growing across the Portland metro area. Of the 400 physicians, over 130 specialize in primary care. For more information visit www.portlandcoordinatedcare.com .