Two of Portland’s largest hospital and healthcare delivery systems announce a new partnership with PacificSource Health Plans that brings together leading provider delivery systems with an Oregon-based health plan.
Legacy Health and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) health system are working with PacificSource to introduce new health plan product offerings to the market beginning January 2020.
The collaboration will enhance PacificSource’s existing products in the Portland metropolitan area by offering highly competitive health benefit plans, initially focused on the small and large employer market segments. Combined, employers provide health coverage for nearly one million residents within Portland’s tri-county region. Both employed and closely affiliated providers of each hospital system will participate in the comprehensive provider network that anchors this collaboration. Together, the provider network includes ten Portland-area hospitals, including the six Legacy Health and four OHSU health system hospitals, in addition to clinic and care locations across the metro area and more than 5200 providers.
“For the past 86 years, PacificSource has remained dedicated to serving the health care needs of communities throughout the Pacific Northwest,” PacificSource President and CEO Ken Provencher said. “Employers in our region continue to grapple with the rising cost associated with providing comprehensive health benefits to their workforce. We are excited to be working closely with Portland’s health delivery innovators and market share leaders who, through this collaboration, will simultaneously apply the latest advances in patient care with proven practices to manage both the cost and quality of care for local employers and their workforce.”
“We are pleased to further our strong partnership with PacificSource by becoming part of this new product network,” Legacy Health CEO and President Kathryn Corriea said. “We believe this network will offer patients broad choice and high-quality care, while helping employers manage costs.”
“OHSU is Portland’s largest employer and the state’s most comprehensive academic and health sciences research center,” OHSU Health System CEO Dr. John Hunter said. “Our goal is to leverage those tremendous strengths to advance the way providers, payers, and community organizations work together to improve the health of an entire region. We started by partnering with Tuality and Adventist Health to create the OHSU Health System. Creating a comprehensive network with Legacy is a bold new step for OHSU, further advancing our mission to provide health and health care to all Oregonians.”
The products resulting from this collaboration were submitted for approval in mid-May 2019 by PacificSource to the Oregon Office of Insurance Commissioner. Additional details about these health benefit designs will be available mid-summer 2019.
About PacificSource Health Plans
PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, regional, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource has local offices throughout Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 1,000 people, serves more than 330,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. Legacy Health and PacificSource established a partnership in 2016 and PacificSource is the health insurance provider for Legacy’s benefit-eligible employees and their families. For more information visit PacificSource.com.
About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services – from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children’s care and advanced medical centers – to care for patients of all ages when and where they need us across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region. For more information, visit www.legacyhealth.org.
About the OHSU health system
The OHSU health system is comprised of four hospitals; OHSU, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Adventist Health Portland, and Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro, and 55 clinic locations. OHSU is the #1 hospital in Oregon and one of just nine academic health centers nationally to receive a five-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Doernbecher Children's Hospital provides the region’s widest range of children’s health care services and serves as the primary center for OHSU pediatric programs. Adventist Health Portland is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care network consisting of a 302-bed medical center, 34 medical clinics and home care and hospice services. Tuality Healthcare is a leading health care provider in Washington County, with hospitals in Hillsboro and Forest Grove, and numerous physician and outpatient clinics.