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Opening Day: Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

By |April 4th, 2014|

This was a milestone week for our behavioral health program.  Tuesday marked the start of our contract with Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care as the regional behavioral health authority in Maricopa County.  The transition has gone well this week.  Literally 100s of things had to go right in order to have a smooth transition- including Information […]

Maricopa County Transition Moves a Step Closer

By |February 26th, 2014|

 

Last week a Superior Court Judge denied a motion to Stay the transition of the Maricopa County behavioral health services contract from Magellan to Mercy Maricopa on April 1.  With this ruling it looks like everything is happening according to schedule. Magellan still has the opportunity to appeal the decision and exercise due process in the matter… but […]

Next Stop On the Due Process Express

By |December 17th, 2013|

As Cory mentioned in his blog last week, the ADOA recently affirmed our award of the Maricopa County integrated behavioral health services contract to Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care and lifted the Stay on transition activities. The Order from ADOA marked one more step in the process of implementing an integrated care model for folks living with a serious mental illness in Maricopa County.  

Magellan elected […]

Maricopa County Contract Decision Announced

By |December 4th, 2013|

The Department of Administration made a decision about the Regional Behavioral Health Contract for Maricopa County this week.  Deputy Director Cory Nelson explains more about the decision and its impact on the current behavioral health service in his blog.

Behavioral Health Contract Protest Hearing Set

By |August 2nd, 2013|

In May the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) issued a “Stay Order” for the planned transfer of our Maricopa County Behavioral Health Authority from Magellan to Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care.  In June the ADOA decided to ask the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings to conduct an official hearing regarding the October 1 contract award.

This week, the […]

Maricopa County Behavioral Health Contract “Stayed”

By |May 24th, 2013|

Earlier this week the Arizona Department of Administration issued a “Stay Order” for transition related activities connected with the transfer of our Maricopa County Behavioral Health Authority from Magellan to Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care.  This isn’t uncommon during protests, and the Stay wasn’t issued on the merits of the award protest.  It’s more of a […]

Behavioral Health Protests Denied this Week

By |April 19th, 2013|

A few weeks ago, we announced that we’ve awarded the contract to manage the Maricopa County Integrated Regional Behavioral Health Authority (beginning on October 1) to Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, who will be bringing some exciting ideas to the table while building on the great things already happening in our system. 

A couple of weeks ago, […]

Integrated Care Responses On Deck

By |January 8th, 2013|

We all need to take care of both our physical and behavioral health needs in order to be healthy. The mind and body aren’t separated- and neither should the health-care delivery system- especially for folks with a serious mental illness. Folks with a serious mental illness die more than 25 years earlier than the general […]