About InterCommunity Health Network CCO

About InterCommunity Health Network CCO

Our mission
InterCommunity Health Network CCO (Coordinated Care Organization) was formed in 2012 by local public, private, and non-profit partners to unify health services and systems for Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members in Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties. As IHN-CCO, we are committed to improving the health of our communities while lowering or containing the cost of care. We will accomplish this by coordinating health initiatives, seeking efficiencies through blending of services and infrastructure, and engaging all stakeholders to increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care.

Our partnership
The IHN-CCO partnership currently serves more than 34,000 Oregon Health Plan members and consists of:

  • Benton, Lincoln and Linn county governments
  • Local health care providers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Accountable Behavioral Health Alliance
  • Capitol Dental Care
  • The Corvallis Clinic
  • Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network
  • Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
  • Quality Care Associates
  • Samaritan Health Plans
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • Samaritan InterCommunity Health Network
  • Samaritan Mental Health


Our Governing Board

The IHN-CCO Governing Board is comprised of:
  • President and CEO of Samaritan Health Services – Larry Mullins, DHA 
  • 2 independent doctors –  Dr. Lara Gamelin, Dr. Bruce Madsen
  • 1 medical director - Dr. Dennis Regan, The Corvallis Clinic
  • 1 mental health doctor – Dr. Mike May
  • 2 county commissioners – Jay Dixon, Benton County Commissioner; Bill Hall, Lincoln County Commissioner
  • 1 county administrative officer – Ralph Wyatt, Linn County Administrative Officer
  • 1 attorney – Doug Boysen, Samaritan Health Services Legal Council
  • 1 hospital administrator – David Triebes, CEO, Samaritan Albany General Hospital
  • 6 community members – Gilbert Beck, Mike Maksud, Esther Schwartz, Doris Mimnaugh, William Rauch, Rev. William McCarthy
  • Chair of the IHN-CCO Community Advisory Council – Dr. Larry Eby 


Our values

  • Stakeholder participation in design and delivery of health care
  • Prevention, early intervention and self-care
  • Promotion of family health as a means of improving readiness to learn and adoption of lifelong, healthy lifestyles
  • Maximizing utilization of existing health resources
  • Achieving positive health outcomes through evidence-based health programs
  • Delivery of service that is culturally sensitive
  • Coordinated care using the patient-centered, primary care home model
  • Maintaining continuity of care for patients through integration of services
  • Utilizing performance and outcome data to guide design and development of our health care delivery systems
  • Strengthening community infrastructure to promote healthy neighborhoods


Our Community Advisory Council
The Community Advisory Council is intended to support significant community and member involvement and input into the operations and mission of IHN-CCO. Membership includes local citizens and representatives from county government, with a majority representation on the Council by IHN-CCO members.

Learn more about the council and see a list of the current members.

We are recruiting for members year-round to fill any vacancies that may come up in our regional council, and to supply needed help in the county-level advisory councils. Discover how to become involved in the Council.


Our Regional Planning Council
The Regional Planning Council (RPC) is a standing work group focused on planning and coordinating the local system of health services and supports for the IHN-CCO region of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. The RPC serves to guide the development of a regional system of health care firmly grounded in a philosophy of coordinated, patient-centered, and locally delivered health care. The RPC develops tools and strategies to transform and integrate the system of care; recommends funding needed for transformational activities; assures cross-system coordination and care transitions, and sponsors an effective quality improvement process to drive positive system change.


CCO Certification
IHN-CCO received its Letter of Certification from the Oregon Health Authority to begin operations on August 1, 2012.

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