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The Meadows selected as preferred provider to military patients

April 16, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz. has announced a five-year contract with United Behavioral Health (UBH) operating under the brand Optum, a sub-contractor of the military’s TRICARE health program. Under this agreement, The Meadows will provide behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services to eligible beneficiaries.

Effective April 1, 2013, the TRICARE West Region contract transitioned to and is being managed by UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. UBH has been selected as a subcontractor to UnitedHealth Military & Veterans Services for behavioral health services.

In partnership with the Department of Defense, UnitedHealthcare provides healthcare services for the TRICARE West Region in the 21-state region. This will allow nearly 2.9 million military members, retirees and their families' access to treatment for military and civilian PTSD and substance abuse. The location of The Meadows, which is 90 minutes north of the Phoenix airport, offers easy accessibility to soldiers and their families.

“We have demonstrated our ability and desire to provide high quality and effective behavioral healthcare and substance abuse care as The Meadows was selected as a preferred provider for TRICARE beginning in 2012. The Meadows has a commitment to serving our heroes,” said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO. “It is a great honor to be a network provider for active duty, families and retired enrollees for the TRICARE West Region.”

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