Phoenix Children’s Hospital Joins Mercy Care Plan Provider Network
Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Mercy Care Plan announced today that they have reached agreement on a new contract that adds the hospital and the Phoenix Children’s Medical Group to the Medicaid provider’s network, effective June 1.
Mercy Care Plan, a nonprofit health plan established in 1985 by Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) and Carondelet Health Network, has been administering Medicaid services under a contract with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) since 1985. It currently has approximately 340,000 members.
“We are pleased to announce this agreement, which enables us to expand our ability to provide high-quality health care to children in Arizona,” said Ethel Hoffman, Vice President of Managed Care and Business Development for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “We are excited to work with Mercy Care Plan and offer families access to our health system.”
“We strive to provide our members with access to high-quality hospitals and physicians,” said Mark Fisher, chief executive officer of Mercy Care Plan. “Phoenix Children’s Hospital has a well-deserved reputation for providing a full spectrum of wellness, prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and restorative care to the community.”
Phoenix Children’s Hospital and CHW executed an agreement earlier this year to unite their respective pediatric programs within Maricopa County, with services centralized at the Phoenix Children’s campus.
About Mercy Care Plan
Mercy Care Plan, has managed health care for people in Arizona for 25 years, including those with special needs. In support of this mission, Mercy Care Plan provides health care coverage for members enrolled in AHCCCS, the state's Medicaid program, including: families, children, single persons, couples without children, the elderly and physically disabled, Medicare cost-sharing members and individuals with developmental disabilities.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s expansion has met the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 345 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high- growth areas of the Valley. For more information, visit the hospital’s web site at www.phoenixchildrens.com.