Banner – University Family Care Plan selected for Medicaid contract
Insurer one of seven to help provide integrated health care to Arizona’s Medicaid members
“The integrated care model, which is the blending of physical and behavioral health, allows innovation and reduces fragmentation to improve health outcomes. This process will make access to health care easier.”

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PHOENIX (March 7, 2018) – Banner -- University Family Care, part of Banner -- University Health Plans, has been selected to help serve 1.5 million Medicaid members in Arizona.

The contract, which will align all physical and behavioral health services under a single plan, was announced by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) earlier this week.

Banner -- University Family Care was one of seven integrated managed care organizations selected to provide care as part of the $50 billion AHCCCS Complete Care contact.

 “We are honored to have been selected to continue to serve AHCCCS members in central and southern Arizona, ’’ said Kathy Oestreich, vice president and CEO of Banner Health – University of Arizona Health Plans. “The integrated care model, which is the blending of physical and behavioral health, allows innovation and reduces fragmentation to improve health outcomes. This process will make access to health care easier.”

Banner – University Family Care will coordinate physical and behavioral health services for the 10 counties, including Maricopa and Pima counties.

The AHCCCS Complete Care contract goes into effect Oct. 1, 2018.

About Banner Health

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.