Beacon chosen as BH-ASO for North Central ACH

The Health Care Authority has selected Beacon Health Options as the Apparently Successful Bidder as the result of the North Central Behavioral Health – Administrative Services Organization procurement.

Last year, Beacon was also awarded the behavioral health administrative services contract in Southwest Washington, the first region to move towards fully integrated managed care.

As the BH-ASO, Beacon will work closely with North Central’s MCOs. The HCA selected Molina Healthcare, Coordinated Care, and Amerigroup as the three apparently successful bidders last month.

Beacon will administer behavioral health crisis services for Medicaid members, and additional non-crisis services for eligible individuals not on Medicaid.

All Washington counties must transition to the FIMC model by 2020.