On March 3, 2017, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AZHCCCS) announced it had awarded contracts for Medicaid long-term care managed care services in three geographic service areas to Banner-University Family Care, Southwest Catholic Health Network Corporation dba Mercy Care Plan, and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. The new contracts have an aggregate value of $1.2 billion annually. They begin October 1, 2017 and run for up to seven years. Arizona’s Medicaid managed long-term care program is called the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS). It provides acute care, long term care, behavioral health, home- and . . .