Umpqua Health is vital to the health of our community. Our company was established in January 2013 by Mercy Medical Center and the Douglas County Individual Practice Association, Inc. (DCIPA). UH administers the local Oregon Health Plan Medicaid program, which serves more than 26,000 residents through Douglas County’s only coordinated care organization (CCO), Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA).
Umpqua Health Clinics are home to more than 15 Providers including mental health. During the next few years, we will be expanding our primary care capacities and facilities, which makes this is an exciting time to join our growing team.
Umpqua Health is a partnership designed to improve the health of Douglas County residents and serve those most in need while improving the overall delivery system and accomplishing the Triple Aim (quality care, positive outcomes, lower costs).
Long before the 2010 Affordable Care Act mandated reforms to the U.S. health care system, our state was leading the nation in providing quality, patient-centered care in our communities through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan, which was established in 1993.
In 2012, Oregon’s Health Plan received a federal waiver to evolve to a coordinated care organization (CCO) model, which is a new way to deliver care through the integration of physical, mental and dental health services, as well as providing financial incentives for performance.
We have a thorough understanding of local health issues, which is our foundation for providing comprehensive, wraparound care and transforming health care from the ground up. We accomplish this by focusing on breaking down barriers, increasing access to care, and preventing illness and disease through innovative programs to keep members healthy and manage existing health conditions. For example, CCOs like ours have collectively helped decrease inappropriate emergency department visits by 50 percent statewide since 2011.
Since the inception of CCOs, Oregon’s community-based model has proven to be successful in providing quality care and improving health outcomes for patients while reducing costs through effective management strategies. In short, we provide the right care in the right place at the right time.