For Patients

Insurance

Our office accepts most insurance plans. Please call if you are not sure and we will be glad to assist you. Please bring your insurance card and a picture ID with you to your appointment.

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Our practice is participating in CPC+, the nation’s largest-ever program to improve primary care.

Giving doctors extra support to help you get better care

Through CPC+, our insurers will give our practice additional resources to help us better manage your care. We hope to provide you the highest quality patient-centered care.

More information for traditional Medicare (Part A and Part B) beneficiaries

To help us take better care of you, Medicare will start sharing some of your personal health information with us. This will help provide us with a more complete picture of your health and be better able to coordinate your care.

If you want to stop Medicare from sharing this information, you should call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

Your Medicare benefits aren’t changing. You still have the right to use or visit any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time.

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns, you can call Michael Bone, Physician Services Manager at 503-472-9002, or bring it up next time you’re in the office for an appointment. You can also visit https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/comprehensive-primary-care-plus, Contact CPC+ Support at CPCPlus@Telligen.com or 1-888-372-3280, or call 1‑800-MEDICARE with questions.

The Affordable Care Act

One of our roles as a healthcare provider is to help make our community healthier by providing relevant information and education. Here are the key facts you need to know about the Affordable Care Act:

  • The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance, effective January 1, 2014. The goal is to make coverage more accessible and affordable for people who don’t have health insurance or who have limited coverage.
  • There are new, affordable insurance options available for people without insurance.
  • All insurance plans have to cover doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, emergency room care, and prescriptions.
  • Financial help is available so it’s easier for people to find plans that fit their budgets.
  • All insurance plans have to show the costs and what is covered in simple language with no fine print.
  • Insurance plans can’t deny people for pre-existing conditions.
  • Help is available online, by phone, and in person to help people find the plan that works best for them. Plus there’s support for every language that’s spoken in the United States.

For more information about the Affordable Care Act or about getting insurance through the Marketplace, visit the website at www.HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

Open Enrollment is typically from mid-November through February.  However, even when open enrollment for the year has ended, people may still have options to get health coverage through the Marketplace.

Here’s how you can still get coverage through the Marketplace or through Medicaid/CHIP even after Open Enrollment has ended.

  1. See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period — If you do, then you can buy a private health plan through the Marketplace.  You can get coverage in special cases, including:
  2. Apply for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — you can do this any time, all year. If you qualify you can enroll immediately.
  3. Small businesses can apply for SHOP coverage any time, all year.
  4. Members of federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage any time of year. There is no limited enrollment period for these groups, and they can change plans as often as once a month.

APPLY NOW

If none of these options work for you, be aware that the Open Enrollment period for the new year will begin in November. Of course, you can still purchase insurance from a private company or an individual representative at any time.

Important: If you don’t have minimum essential coverage, you must either pay a fee or have an exemption from paying the fee.  For more information about the Affordable Care Act or about insurance obtained through the Marketplace, visit the website at www.HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.