Behavioral Health Transition Going Smooth

January 31st, 2014 by Will Humble Leave a reply »

As Cory mentioned in his blog awhile back, our award of the Maricopa County integrated behavioral health services contract to Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (Mercy Maricopa) was affirmed and the Stay on transition activities was lifted a few weeks ago.  Magellan elected to exercise their right to additional due process and has filed a Motion in Superior Court asking for additional review of our and ADOA’s decision. 

In the mean-time, our team has been working hard with Magellan on the day-to-day management of the current contract as well as continuing to work with both Magellan and Mercy Maricopa on more than 100 transition activities… which are going well.  Magellan has submitted more than 61 out of 99 transition deliverables, and none have been late.  Mercy Maricopa has turned in 74% of their deliverables- and is on track to be ready before April 1. 

We’ve also been continuing our community engagement to let members know about the transition.  Here’s an educational video English [Spanish] and slides that we’ve been sharing with members.  In short, we continue to be on-track for a smooth transition on April 1.



  1. Judy says:

    How about the STATE of AZ step in and deal with Magellan’s handling of Partners in Recovery?!!! And which provider is next on Magellan’s chopping block?!

    As a taxpayer, I demand that the State hold its vendor (Magellan…and btw, all the rest of the RBHAs) to its contract and serve the residents of Arizona who require behavioral health services. And that means keeping healthcare practitioners so they are available to take care of patients!

    Arizona is looking WORSE than New Mexico!

  2. E.J. says:

    I hope Magellan has made improvements in their transition process since their not-so-smooth takeover of services statewide in LA.

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