On March 3, 2017, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AZHCCCS) announced it had awarded contracts for its long-term care system program for individuals who are elderly and/or have a physical disability. These Medicaid long-term care managed care services were awarded 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 begin October 1, 2017 and run for up to seven years. For ALTCS members with behavioral health disorders, the ALTCS contractors coordinate with the local Regional Behavioral Health Authorities . . .
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