The Arizona Medicaid program is planning to fully integrate behavioral health and physical health into its managed care contracts by October 1, 2018; the integration includes members with autism spectrum disorders and members that qualify for Children’s Rehabilitation Services (CRS). The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) intends to offer fully integrated contracts to manage the whole individual, starting with the Acute and CRS contracting cycle which begins with Contract Year 2019 (CYE 19), starting on October 1, 2018. The integrated contractors may include acute care managed care organizations (MCOs) and current regional behavioral health authorities (RBHAs) that . . .
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