"We're working today with a number of different initiatives to better coordinate how care is being delivered for citizens of the county," said Scott Kelly, COO of Aspire Health Plan with CHOMP.
One of those initiatives at CHOMP is Aspire Health Plan--a version of what other counties call medicare advantage.
"The Aspire Health medicare advantage program actually brings all the parts of the healthcare delivery system that people need together in one place," said Kelly.
Kelly said the one stop-shop insurance plan would include physicians, hospitals, medicine and some added benefits like dental and vision.
All in preparation for the affordable care act--chomp's aspire health plan has yet to be approved by the federal government.
In CHOMP's case, the target audience in Monterey County is seniors.
"Seniors account for nearly half of the admissions at any one of the hospitals that you might see in the county," said Kelly.
CHOMP says it's biggest goal is to aim for preventative care--to keep people from getting sick.
"It may seem counter intuitive but we're really going to a place where we're looking for fewer people to be in the hospital than in the past," Kelly said.