The next Arizona Medicaid contracts for managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) feature provisions to link half of payments to value-based purchasing strategies by the end of calendar year 2019. On November 1, 2016, the Arizona Medicaid system released request for proposals (RFP # YH18-0001) for the next Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS) contracts for services for elderly beneficiaries or those with physical disabilities (E/PD); proposals are due January 23, 2017. Award announcements are slated for March 2017, with the anticipated contract start data on October 1, 2017. The state anticipates awarding one contract for the . . .