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Introducing Arkansas Total Care — Your partner for success

At Arkansas Total Care, we are driven by a singular purpose, to transform the health of the community one person at a time. The experience our PASSE Partners bring offers a person-centered approach, designed to address whole-life needs, not just medical needs. By collaborating with the individuals we support, along with their families, caregivers, providers, and guardians, our experience has demonstrated we can collectively improve the quality of life of those we serve through access to community-based support, ultimately improving their medical and behavioral outcomes.

We do this through our focus on the individual, whole health and local involvement. 

Focus on individuals. We believe treating people with kindness, respect and dignity empowers healthy decisions and that healthier individuals create more vibrant families and communities.

Whole health. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the physical body.

Active local involvement. We believe local partnerships enable meaningful, accessible healthcare.

Centene Corporation is a leading healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives. The Company takes a local approach – with local brands and local teams – to provide fully integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene offers affordable and high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 individuals across the nation, including Medicaid and Medicare members (including Medicare Prescription Drug Plans) as well as individuals and families served by the Health Insurance Marketplace, the TRICARE program, and individuals in correctional facilities. The Company also provides a variety of specialty services focused on treating the whole person. Centene focuses on long-term growth and value creation as well as the development of its people, systems, and capabilities so that it can better serve its members, providers, local communities, and government partners.

Mercy Health – Mercy runs seven acute care, specialty care, and critical access hospitals in the state of Arkansas. They also have locations in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Mercy provides primary and physical health services. Mercy also offers behavioral health and pharmacy services.

Bost – The Bost Foundation serves those with learning disabilities and behavioral health needs. It was founded in 1959 to teach children, and it later grew to serve people of all ages. Bost’s community-based approach has helped support thousands of people since then. Bost works to help people meet their goals in life. They also help people learn how to live and work in their own communities.

Blossom PASSE — Blossom PASSE is a group that works to give a voice to primary care leaders in the state’s Medicaid program administration. Blossom is a group made up of independent practices and health centers that take part in shared savings pacts between third parties and Aledade, Inc., the administrator for Blossom PASSE Holding, LLC.

Arkansas Health & Wellness -  Arkansas Health and Wellness is a local company that offers services to groups such as under-, uninsured, and self-employed people. They also work with employers. Through its parent company, Centene, Arkansas Health and Wellness has more than 30 years of experience supporting the community. This includes those covered by Medicaid, such as people with IDD and behavioral health needs.

We understand that the best support is close to home.  That’s why Arkansas Total Care is managed and staffed locally — with local participants and providers serving as our chief advisors.

We work closely with advocacy groups and providers to help us implement person-centered, outcomes based care programs, manage cost and improve the overall quality of care delivered to our participants. Our local staff helps participants access care, coordinates referrals to health and social services, and addresses participant concerns and questions.

When it comes to providing quality support to people who need it most, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all model. We know that to best serve our participants, we need to understand them and their individual needs, with a quality-of-life focused, inclusive approach. In fact, our participants are the most important part of their own team. Our person-centered planning approach puts participants at the head of their care coordination and decisions. 

We also fully embrace a whole-health approach to care management and service coordination. We use advanced technology to provide care teams and providers with a unified view of our participants’ medical, social and functional needs. Our integrated approach allows us to connect traditionally fragmented services while linking participants to appropriate medical and non-medical community resources.