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The RFP has left the building!
The RFP has left the building!

During November and December, many CareOregonians served on a team that spent a huge number of hours preparing a response to the State’s Request for Proposal to provide integrated managed care services to the fee-for-service enrollees in the Oregon Health Plan program.  Here is a small part of the large team celebrating as the boxes of CareOregon’s response leave for Salem on December 20. 

The State’s previously published schedule calls for a contract award date of approximately January 9, 2008, with a contract start date of February 1.  The successful bidder would have until mid-year to build the program and actually enroll clients.

Shown in photo left to right:
Dr. David Labby, Patrick Curran, Melissa Criswell, Teresa Learn,
Fritz Rankin and Brian McKenna

Enrollment Department
Left to right 1st row: Steve Lane, Martin Campos. Left to right back row: Heather Medina, Amber Hatkoff, Lorraine Houck and Bonnie Taft

Enrollment Department Profile
Who they are and what they do ...

Martin Campos

I have lived in Portland for the past eight years and presently reside in the St. Johns neighborhood with my partner Edward and our two cats.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, home renovation projects, photography, walking, traveling, and spending time with my friends at cooking parties we put together on a regular basis.  An additional spare time activity I’m trying to add to my repertoire is running, so I recently signed up for the 2008 Hood to Coast relay run (yikes!).

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Everything you wanted to know about Compliance,
but were afraid to ask ...

Pamela Hyde and Axel BergmanThe HIPAA Top Ten
Are there some basic things that I can do on a daily basis to make sure that HIPAA is followed?

There are many things that you can do. Here are just a few:

Never share your password with anyone.

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Tea in a Land of Coffee

Tea LeafThere is an actual emotion involved in tea, a mysterious and relaxing sense of awareness when you sit down with a cup of tea. This just doesn't happen with a cup of coffee. Is it the tea leaves themselves or the herbal components of tea? Scientists can work on that for years.  I am going to talk about tea and the wonderful way tea is brewed, sipped and enjoyed.
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Tina BoganWeight Loss Success Stories
Four of our own share their strategies
for healthy living

Tina Bogan
Mail Center

I have lost a total of 70 pounds over a period of four years.

My motivation was myself, because I was tired all the time and just didn’t feel good about myself. So one day I just started walking and eating less. Then, about a month went by and I really started to look and feel better.
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Lorinda Koller shares her travels with us ...

The Koller Family at Picture Lake, WashingtonMy husband Michael and I caught the travel bug in our late 20s.  We’ve been lucky to have traveled on the cheap because of Michael’s music.  His travel expenses are paid and all we have to pay is my costs, and recently, our daughter, Alisa’s.  Michael is a classical organist who also plays jazz, gospel and pop on keyboards.  His “day job” is regional manager for SW Washington for Farmer’s Insurance.  Music is strictly for weekends.
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In This Issue
Around Town by Lorraine Houck
Calendar of Events
Featured Articles
CareOregon Gallery
Healthy Living
How 'bout dinner?
Service Anniversaries
A Travel Journal
Volunteer Opportunities
What's Cookin'? at CareOregon!
Who Cares? Archive - Past Issues

Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 21
Martin Luther King Day

On January 21 the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette will sponsor community service projects throughout the four-county Portland/Vancouver metro area.

With the help of Hands on Greater Portland, the United Way has identified a wide variety of service projects scheduled on MLK Day. Volunteer with your friends, family or co-workers by engaging in work focused on effective and lasting changes.

For more information please visit
Hands On Portland
on the web



Anita Vermilya
Celebrates 13th Year
of Service

Demonstrate that
they care


Think Spring!

Recycle your
cell phone


CollectiveGood accepts old cell phones free on behalf of charities.
The donation is tax deductible.

RIP Mobile pays for old cell phones by granting points that can be redeemed for goods.


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