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Lehigh - Northampton Counties Select MCO Partner
August 2, 2000

As reported in the Allentown Morning Call August 1edition, Lehigh County Executive Jane Baker and Northampton County Executive Glenn Reibman announced that they jointly selected a managed care provider for behavioral health services. Magellan Behavioral Health Company will provide service to more than 42,200 Medical Assistance recipients in the two county area.

Contract negotiations are not completed with Magellan, but once done the company expects to begin enrolling by October 2001 as Pennsylvania's HealthChoices program moves in to the Capital-Lehigh Zone.

Other Capital-Lehigh zone counties who have not yet announced MCO partners are Berks, York, Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lancaster and Lebanon.

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