Arizona Best Care Network and Collaborative Health Systems Announce Partnership to Promote Better Health in Rural Arizona for Medicare Beneficiaries

PHOENIX and TAMPA, Fla. (April 25, 2023) – Arizona Best Care Network (ABC Network), an ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) Model participant serving rural and urban Arizona communities, today announced a joint venture partnership with Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a population health management services organization, to expand value-based care in Arizona.

The relationship aims to improve quality outcomes and lower healthcare costs through enhanced care coordination and advanced health analytics. CHS’s longstanding success in value-based care programs combines with ABC Network’s drive to collaborate with providers to maximize performance, benefiting more than 6,500 Medicare beneficiaries.

The partnership focuses on providing care to the underserved and vulnerable populations through Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and a regional health center.

“Collaborative Health Systems shares our commitment to providing high-quality healthcare to those who need it most, while also rewarding providers who collaborate and improve health outcomes for our rural communities,” said Tony Rodgers, ABC Network Chief Executive Officer. “We’re excited to be working with CHS under the new ACO REACH model and look forward to ways we can continue to grow in value-based care.”

“At Collaborative Health Systems, we’re dedicated to practice transformation and helping guide primary care providers through growth opportunities offered by value-based care,” said Anthony Valdés, President of CHS. “We look forward to helping the Arizona Best Care Network strengthen health equity and quality care for the rural populations of Arizona.”

About Arizona Best Care Network

Arizona Best Care Network (ABC Network) is a leading healthcare networking company that engages with network providers to ensure delivery of high-quality healthcare services, information-driven quality improvement, and patient care experience. We are an ACO REACH Model participant serving rural and urban Arizona communities. Our network includes community health centers, primary care providers, and physician specialists across Arizona.

About Collaborative Health Systems

Collaborative Health Systems (CHS) is a management services organization that partners with independent primary care physicians as they move to value-based models. Its core belief is that primary care physicians are in the best position to influence the quality and cost of healthcare. CHS provides comprehensive support for its physician partners by providing management services, risk contracting and population health capabilities, including actionable data and other tools, to deliver care coordination and closure of gaps in care. CHS provides additional services to secure and deliver favorable value-based contracts with commercial and other health plans. CHS currently manages four REACH ACOs, six MSSP ACOs, a Care Transformation Organization and previously managed two ACOs under the Next Generation demonstration program. CHS additionally contracts with private payers to help its providers expand their participation in value-based care across lines of business such as Medicare Advantage. CHS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation. For more information, visit

The statements contained in this document are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of CMS. The authors assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this document.

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