Contract Award Notification Received for Regional Behavioral Health Authority in Maricopa County, Arizona
Magellan Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) announced today that Magellan Complete Care of Arizona, a joint venture owned 80% by Magellan and 20% by Vanguard/Phoenix Health Plan, has been notified by the state of Arizona that it has not been selected as the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) in GSA6 (Maricopa County). The RBHA contract is for the management of the publicly funded behavioral health system that delivers mental health, substance abuse and crisis services for adults, youth, and children and includes an integrated behavioral and physical health care system for individuals with Serious Mental Illness. Magellan’s existing contract to manage behavioral health services began on September 1, 2007, and was previously extended through September 30, 2013; such contract generated net revenues of $758.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Magellan Complete Care of Arizona has the right to protest the State’s decision, and is currently evaluating the scoring of its bid as well as other relevant information to determine whether it will file a protest.
“We are disappointed in the State’s decision especially given our track record of success in transforming the public behavioral health system in Maricopa County,” said Dr. Richard Clarke, CEO of Magellan Health Services of Arizona. “Regardless of this decision, our work has had a positive impact on health care in Maricopa County. We will continue to seek opportunities to continue our work on behalf of the people of Arizona.”
The company’s full year 2013 guidance assumed that the contract would be awarded to Magellan Complete Care of Arizona. The company is assessing the impact of this award notification on its 2013 guidance.
Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology and specialty pharmaceuticals, as well as pharmacy benefits programs. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. As of December 31, 2012, Magellan’s customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 33.8 million members in our behavioral health business, 17.2 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and 8 million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the specialty pharmaceutical segment served 41 health plans and employers, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers and state Medicaid programs. The company’s Medicaid Administration segment served 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit .
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