Today the Arizona Department of Health Services awarded contracts for the Northern and Southern regions of the state to Health Choice Integrated Care (HCIC) and Cenpatico Integrated Care. HCIC will serve as the RBHA for the Northern Region and Cenpatico will serve the Southern Region. These two organizations have strong ties to the areas they will serve and have developed an excellent roadmap to continued improvements in health care outcomes for some of Arizona’s most vulnerable citizens. We were pleased to have some very good proposals submitted by all participating organizations demonstrating a strong commitment to the provision of care here in Arizona.
HCIC is a new corporation that was formed through a partnership between Northern Area Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA) and Health Choice Arizona. Both NARBHA and Health Choice currently provide services to members in the service area and have worked collaboratively over the last several years to coordinate care for members. Cenpatico Integrated Care is a new corporation that was formed through a partnership between Cenpatico of Arizona and the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). Both Cenpatico and UAHN have provided services to members in the Southern region and the partnership leverages the strong resources of both entities to create a comprehensive network for care.
The contracts for the Northern and Southern regions will begin on October 1, 2015 and are three-year contracts with the option for two additional two-year extensions.
Questions related to the procurement may be directed to Elena Beeman @ 602-542-2944.