April 3, 2019
Mercy Care wins statewide BH/PH Integrated DDD contract

Applicable to: Division of Developmental Disabilities
Mercy Care is pleased to share with our provider network that the Arizona Department of Economic Security (ADES), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has awarded a statewide contract to Mercy Care to be a DDD Health Plan.

The new contract, which begins October 1, 2019, is a statewide award for three years, with seven optional one-year renewal periods, for a total contract term not to exceed ten years. The contract signifies another step towards integration in Arizona as it combines behavioral and physical health services under one health plan to better serve DDD members. 

Currently, Mercy Care serves approximately 12,000 DDD members in 10 counties: Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Gila, Yuma, La Paz, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz. The statewide award means Mercy Care will serve members in five additional counties (Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai).

As a result of the new contract, Mercy Care Advantage HMO SNP will also be expanding to serve DDD dual-eligible members statewide, beginning January 1, 2020.

Network Contracting Opportunities
We are growing our network to meet the requirements of this new contract. We’re especially focused on contracting with providers in northern Arizona: Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai counties. Feel free to pass this information on to your colleagues who may be interested.

Providers interested in joining Mercy Care’s network can visit our website for further instruction. A Letter of Interest (LOI) to join the network should be emailed to the Contracting Department at ContractingDepartment@MercyCareAZ.Org . Details about what to include in the LOI can be found here .

If you prefer to fax your Letter of Interest, please send it to Mercy Care at 1-860-975-3201, Attention: Contracting . For questions, please call the Contracting Department at 602-453-6148 .

You may also reach our Contracting and Provider Relations department by calling 1-800-624-3879.  

As always, don't hesitate to contact your Mercy Care Provider Relations Representative with any questions or comments. You can find this notice and all other provider notices on our Mercy Care website .

Thanks for all you do!