Magellan Complete Care of Florida Joins State's Agency for Health Care Administration for Contract Celebration Ceremony
AVON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
“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.”
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 life. 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.