This bill was signed into law on April 3, 2017. It establishes a provider-led organized care system called the Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) Model of Care that administers and delivers health care services to Medicaid beneficiaries with significant behavioral health needs. Eligible populations include people with serious mental illness, people with addiction disorder, and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The legislation created regional Arkansas Coordinating Care Entities (ACEs); the ACEs are groups of local provider organizations that select a PASSE to perform the necessary administrative functions to support the ACEs. Provider organizations must own at . . .
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