Oregon's Health CO-OP Appoints New Chief Medical Officer and Director of Provider Engagement; Welcomes Oregonians for 2016 Open Enrollment

Strong Leadership Anchors Member-Driven Oregon's Health CO-OP with New Hires Joyce Nuesca, MD, and Andrew Kaser; CO-OP Poised for Growth

01 Dec, 2015, 09:00 ET from Oregon’s Health CO-OP

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon's Health CO-OP announced two new hires to its leadership team. Dr. Joyce Nuesca, M.D. joins Oregon's Health CO-OP as Chief Medical Officer and Andrew Kaser joins as Director of Provider Engagement. With 2016 Open Enrollment underway, Oregon's Health CO-OP is well positioned with members as its focus, excellent leadership, solid financials, community-driven spirit, innovative health plans, and an eye to the future.

Joyce Nuesca, M.D. joins Oregon's Health CO-OP as chief medical officer where she will lead and execute the overall clinical vision for the organization, offer medical oversight, and provide clinical direction. Her experience spans healthcare management, urgent care, quality improvement, public health, obstetrics and maternal health, primary care, pediatrics, patient education, and chronic care. In addition to practicing medicine for nine years, her expertise and leadership also includes overseeing innovative healthcare solutions, developing medical programs, and managing multi-specialty practices.

Andrew Kaser has been hired as Oregon's Health CO-OP director of provider engagement, where he will ensure that healthcare facilities and healthcare providers are contracted and serviced to provide the highest quality and most effective patient care. Kaser brings 28 years of experience in managed care oversight to ensure effective reimbursement and reward systems for participating CO-OP providers.

"As we lead community-driven healthcare across Oregon, 2016 Open Enrollment is on solid footing and we are primed for growth with competitive rates, innovative plans, a broad network of providers, and wellness incentives," said Phil Jackson, CEO of Oregon's Health CO-OP. "Our leadership core will be strengthened with Joyce's pulse on patients' clinical needs and Andrew's network and financial oversight experience. Together, with our members, we are leading a transformative change addressing the needs of Oregonians and anticipating new members with excitement."

Serving Existing Members, Welcoming New Members: A Health Plan for Everyone
Oregon's Health CO-OP offers Oregonians affordable health insurance. The member-driven CO-OP offers flexible plans, designed by Oregonians for Oregonians, including the option of choosing integrative medical professionals as primary care providers through a broad network of providers, with predictable out-of-pocket expenses, and wellness incentives.

About Oregon's Health CO-OP
Oregon's Health CO-OP is a non-profit, member-driven Health Insurance Plan whose mission is to create a system of care for all Oregonians. The CO-OP provides individual and group insurance plans that are flexible in design, with ample alternative care options, and simple payment plans with no deductible or co-insurance. As a voice for Oregonians, the CO-OP is nationally recognized for transforming health insurance by addressing the needs and requests of our community, and improving health for all. The CO-OP began enrolling members in 2013. For more information, visit www.ohcoop.org.

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