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As soon as you know you are or will be on Medicare, ask your local Aging and People with Disabilities or Area Agency on Aging for help. They will help you with this change.
Medicare acts as the member’s main health coverage. If you have both Medicare and OHP:
OHP and Medicare benefits can work together. Your medical, dental, and mental health benefits can be covered by one plan called a coordinated care organization (CCO). Read the OHP and Medicare brochure to learn more.
If you get Medicare while you have OHP, your CCO will not change.
Ask your CCO about Medicare Advantage plans.
Not in a CCO?
Ask your local Oregon Department of Human Services office for help.
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is Oregon's Medicaid program. There are several health care programs available for low-income Oregonians through OHP.
Other medical programs available include Citizenship-Waived Medical (CWM), OHP Dental (dental-only benefits for Oregon Veterans and Compact of Free Association citizens), and Qualified Medicare Beneficiary.
Medicare is health insurance for:
A CCO is a health plan in your area that helps you use OHP. CCOs make sure you can get the care you need from providers you know and trust. Medicare plans can work together with CCOs to give you better care.
Most areas of the state only have one CCO. If you live in an area with more than one CCO, you can ask to switch.
No. American Indian or Alaska Natives do not have to be in a CCO. If you do not want a CCO to cover your OHP, you can call 1-800-273-0557 and tell us.
If you have questions, please contact your local office. You can find you local office on the list of Aging and People with Disabilities offices.
Words to know
Aging and Disability Resource Connection: 855-673-2372
Local Aging and People with Disabilities offices
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA): 800-722-4134
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