On December 4, 2017, Care1st Health Plan Arizona, a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) signed a value-based agreement to add Equality Health, LLC, an integrated delivery system to the Care1st provider organization network. Care1st will add the Equality Health Network provider organizations to the Care1st provider organization network. Care1st will also use Equality Health's CareEmpower care management and population health analytics platform. Care1st contracts with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to provide Medicaid MCO services in Maricopa and Pima counties. The value-based provisions of the contract are based on benchmarks for Healthcare Effectiveness Data . . .
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