Who We Are
Our mission is to facilitate quality,
cost effective health care to the community.
THA is a physician-hospital community organization (PHCO). The partnership is with Tuality Healthcare, which includes Tuality Community Hospital, the local physicians and community members. The Board of Directors is comprised of physicians, community leaders and Tuality Healthcare staff. The Board oversees the work of the two physician led committees that help set policy for the group. THA physician membership includes approximately 65 primary-care physicians and 200 specialists.
THA was first formed in 1994 as a fully capitated health plan for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Western Washington County. THA is not an insurance company. THA contracts on behalf of the providers with many of the Insurers and Health Plans. These include Aetna, Health Net of Oregon, First Health/CCN, ODS Health Plan, HMN, Three Rivers Network, PacificSource, PHCS, Providence Health Plan, Regence HMO Oregon and United HealthCare. THA also directly contracts with Tuality Select Plus plan, and First Choice Health.
THA administrative staff provides medical management and quality improvement services to a variety of contracted plans.
All of the partners within THA work to help ensure a focus on providing the best possible, cost effective care. Our goals include using appropriate standards and innovation to stretch limited healthcare dollars. THA represents the interest of patients, physicians and other care providers who live and work in Western Washington County.
- The Tuality system of care providers is strengthened by the physicians working closely together to enhance the delivery of patient care.
- Single-signature contracting provides a central local review of contract language and helps develop consistencies between the requirements of multiple Health Plans and Insurers. This helps to reduce administrative costs and time.