Leaders from Magellan Complete Care of Florida and the state's Agency
for Health Care Administration (AHCA) came together today for a contract
celebration ceremony in Tallahassee, observing the contract between AHCA
and the health plans selected as part of Florida's Statewide Medicaid
Managed Care Program's Managed Medical Assistance program.
Magellan Complete Care of Florida, the only Medicaid specialty plan for
individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in the country, was
selected in September 2013 as a Managed Medical Assistance plan in eight
regions across the state, including in 40 of Florida's 67 counties.
Magellan Complete Care's model centers around a Care
Coordination Team, which works with members, their doctors,
counselors, family, and caregivers to set goals for feeling better and
enjoying a healthier lie. The Care Coordination Team also includes a
dedicated health guide who, when needed, helps by scheduling
appointments, arranging transportation to appointments, and assisting
with adhering to treatment plans.
"We look forward to collaborating with Florida's Agency for Health Care
Administration on this innovative and first-in-the-nation approach to
integrated physical and mental health care on behalf of our members,"
said Manuel Arisso, chief executive officer of Magellan Complete Care of
Florida. "Our long history in the state of Florida, coupled with our
proven ability to manage the behavioral health needs for individuals
with Serious Mental Illness will allow us to best serve our members and
help them lead longer and healthier lives."
About Magellan Health Services: Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan
Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management
organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology,
and pharmacy benefits programs, as well as integrated health care
programs for special populations. Magellan delivers innovative solutions
to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we
serve. As of September 30, 2013, Magellan's customers include health
plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 33.9
million members in our behavioral health business, 17.5 million members
in our radiology benefits management segment, and approximately 9.2
million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition,
the pharmacy solutions segment served 39 health plans and employers, 25
states and the District of Columbia, and several pharmaceutical
manufacturers. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com.
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