JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Provider-lead Arkansas Shares Savings Entity (PASSE) held a town-hall meeting Wednesday for Medicaid providers, introducing phase two of the new model.
PASSE is an organized care model that manages services for individuals who receive high-level developmental disability and behavioral health services.
Those individuals are assigned to one of the PASSE groups following an assessment from DHS.
The three groups involved, Empower Healthcare Solutions, Arkansas Total Care and Summit Community Care all function similarly to insurance groups for the beneficiaries.
All three have met the qualifications to progress into phase II of the model.
The goal of PASSE is to streamline the process of getting services for beneficiaries.
All three of the PASSE groups came together Wednesday to go over policies and processes with Medicaid providers before the official launch of phase II in March.
Starting March 1, the PASSEs will start managing the total healthcare of their clients.
You can find out more about PASSE by visiting their page on the DHS website.