UHA: Community Collaboration

Here’s how Oregon Medicaid providers saved the system $240M

The vast majority of low-income people served by Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations are enrolled in a medical “home” as a way to better manage their care.

Now there’s evidence that Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes save money, too.

The Oregon Health Authority released a study from Portland State University researchers highlighting the savings to the state’s health care system from the PCPCH program. The report found the estimated total savings was $240 million between 2012 and 2014.

Read more at the Portland Business Journal.

Klamath Falls Gospel Mission Prepares to Break Ground

The Klamath Falls Gospel Mission is preparing to break ground on the Klamath Works campus.

The new mission will house about 45 men and 16 women. It will be three different buildings off 6th avenue near the viaduct.

The entire project costs about $2.6 million dollars, and so far, the mission has raised about $2.4 million dollars. About 50 percent of those donations have come frmo community members.

Read more at KDRV.com.