PHOENIX, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Choice Arizona, a subsidiary of Steward Health Care System, LLC (Steward),
"Health Choice has been a long-standing AHCCCS managed care contractor and has served as an effective, efficient and innovative partner contributing to AHCCCS' success as a nationally recognized care delivery model for Medicaid recipients," said Steward Health Choice Arizona CEO Shawn Nau. "Together with our Steward Arizona hospitals, the NARBHA Institute, and provider partners throughout the state, we are honored that AHCCCS has recognized our years of innovation, vision for the future of the healthcare delivery system and commitment to Arizona communities with this opportunity to continue serving those in need."
Steward Health Choice Arizona will focus on a variety of strategies to improve health outcomes through physical and behavioral health integration across the full continuum of care. The following core strategies are key to its success:
To ensure care coordination for those in need, Steward Health Choice also provides quality healthcare coverage for members who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare through Steward Health Choice Generations HMO, a Medicare Advantage special needs plan with prescription drug coverage.
"As the managed care engine behind Steward's innovations to meet the demands of healthcare reform, Health Choice serves as the catalyst to add value to our partners through innovative integrated delivery system strategies and efficient operations," said Troy Smith, Interim CEO of Steward Health Choice's national managed care organization. "Steward's proven track record of operational excellence demonstrates the value we provide to the State of Arizona, and we look forward to our continued partnership with AHCCCS to deliver high quality healthcare that improves health outcomes and generates fiscal efficiencies for both Federal and State taxpayers."
About Steward Health Choice ArizonaSteward Health Choice Arizona is a subsidiary of Steward Health Choice, and continues the collaborative partnership between Health Choice and the NARBHA Institute. Formally initiated with the creation of Health Choice Integrated Care, LLC, in 2015, this partnership will foster increased collaboration with local communities throughout our service region. Steward Health Choice's main base of operations will remain in Phoenix, Arizona, with an additional Northern Arizona operations center located in Flagstaff, Arizona. These two locations will employ over 900 staff members who will support Steward Health Choice Arizona's operations.
About Steward Health ChoiceSteward Health Choice, a subsidiary of Steward Health Care System, LLC, is a provider-owned, managed care organization delivering robust healthcare services with innovative medical management programs to its members. The Steward Health Choice mission is to simplify a complex industry for providers and members to improve health outcomes and the quality of life in the communities we serve. Currently, Steward Health Choice has more than 30,000 professional providers rendering healthcare services to more than 174,000 Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries in Arizona and Utah, and has initiated development of a Medicaid managed care organization in Massachusetts. Steward Health Choice is committed to being an innovative leader, delivering sustainable models of care delivery for the individuals we serve. For more information, visit HealthChoiceAZ.com, HealthChoiceIntegratedCare.com, HealthChoiceGenerations.com, StewardHealthChoice.org, and HealthChoiceUtah.com.
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