As many of you know, Cambria County issued a Request For Proposal in August of this year to explore current and potential Managed Care Organization options available. Cambria County has been with Value Behavioral Health since HealthChoices began in Cambria County in 2007, and it felt it was important that after ten years we review our options.
Cambria County was pleased with the overwhelming response it received as well as the thoroughness and professional response by all. After reviewing all of the proposals and conducting face-to-face interviews with the finalists, we have come to a final decision.
Cambria County has selected Magellan Health to be its MCO partner beginning July 1, 2017. Cambria County has made the decision to not continue its relationship with Value Behavioral Health as its MCO after June 30, 2017, and although VBH expresses disappointment in the coming to an end of that relationship, they have committed to working with Cambria County and Magellan Health to make this a smooth transition for our members.
Beginning in January, Magellan Health and Cambria County will begin holding meetings with providers and members to work through the transition process. Cambria County is excited about the upcoming changes and the opportunities that will come with this change.
Thank you to all of you for your ongoing support and patience as we move to the next phase of this process.