On November 16, 2018, the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that in March, 2019, it will launch the full-risk phase of its Medicaid Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) program for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and behavioral health needs. This phase had been scheduled to launch on January 1, 2019 but has been delayed to March 1, 2019. Phase 1 started in February 2018. The PASSEs started attributing members for care coordination services, totaling approximately 40,000 people, with 8,000 who have I/DD, and 32,000 who have serious mental illness . . .
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