The City of Portland has contracts with the following preferred provider organizations:
- CareMark Comp MCO (MHN) (http://www.mhninc.com/provider-search-comp/)
- Kaiser-On-The-Job (www.kaiserpermanente.org)
Members with approved service-connected and occupational claims must follow the medical treatment guidelines outlined in Chapter 5 of the City of Portland Charter and its associated administrative rules.
Administrative Rule II(G)(a)(b) outlines the requirement that members must select an Attending Physician from one of the above listed preferred provider organizations to direct their medical care. An Attending Physician is defined as:
(a) A medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy licensed under ORS 677.100 to 677.228 by the Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Oregon or a similarly licensed doctor in any country or in any state, territory, or possession of the United States, or
(b) For a period of 30 days from the first visit on the initial claim or for 12 visits, whichever first occurs, a doctor or physician licensed by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners for the State of Oregon or a similarly licensed doctor or physician in any country or in any state, territory, or possession of the United States. All Members drawing disability benefits shall be examined at least once during each twelve-month period by the Member's identified physician or a physician appointed by the Board, unless otherwise determined by the Board or the Expediting Committee.
If you have questions about the guidelines above, please contact our office at (503)823-6823.