Behavioral Health Integration Progressing

By | July 12th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

You'll remember that ADHS and AHCCCS jointly applied for and received a $750K Planning Grant to explore integrating primary health care and behavioral health care- especially for folks with serious mental illnesses.  Our teams have been very busy over the last couple of weeks getting the initiative underway.  One of the concepts we're exploring is a specialty Regional [...]

Behavioral Health Services in Maricopa County

By | June 12th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

We recently extended our contract with the Regional Behavioral Health Authority in Maricopa County through September 30, 2013.  We authorized the contract extension (which will be the 6th year of the contract) so that we can better serve our members and families while we hammer out the details of several new initiatives designed to improve [...]

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Behavioral Health Services in SE Arizona

By | September 27th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

Folks that receive publicly-funded behavioral health services in Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee and Graham Counties will soon transition to a new Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA).  In March, ADHS awarded contracts for all of the areas outside of Maricopa County.  We awarded the contract for Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee and Graham Counties to Cenpatico Behavioral [...]

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Behavioral Health Services Package Preparations

By | July 1st, 2010|Behavioral Health|

Our behavioral health team has been working for months to ensure a smooth transition to the new behavioral health service package for our folks that are receiving services but don’t qualify for AHCCCS benefits. We’re continuing to update our  Guidelines Fact Sheet and our guidance to contractors regarding services to Non-Title XIX members with serious [...]

Greater AZ RFP Awards

By | March 17th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

Today, we announced who will handle behavioral health care in Arizona except for Maricopa County starting in July.  Northern Arizona Behavioral Health Authority, Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona, and Community Partnership of Southern Arizona won the contracts. We're excited about the content in these new contracts.  They are taking consumer choice and voice to a [...]

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