Be rewarded for excellence while being given the tools to achieve it.

The Health Choice Preferred accountable care organization exists to support both affiliated and independent healthcare providers, to alleviate their administrative burdens, and to streamline their delivery of healthcare.

The accountable care model promotes a collaborative, efficient care model that leads to better outcomes and lower costs. Providers also have the opportunity to participate in shared financial incentives.

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Advantages of the ACO Model

Health Choice Preferred enables physicians to align with other high quality specialists, hospitals and ancillary partners. This model rounds out members’ care teams, improves data information sharing between providers, and minimizes friction in the referral process. This arrangement also helps establish quality of care expectations across providers and improves the ability to monitor and control medical costs.

Benefits for Providers

Health Choice Preferred providers have access to a comprehensive suite of Value-Based Care Solutions designed specifically to support effective pay-for-performance care models.


Integrated clinical, care management, claims, and socio-demographic data that offers providers retrospective and prospective views of patient populations.

Care Management

Integrated and remote care management services and training, including medical home care coordinators, wellness programs and community outreach, and support for high-risk patients.

Bundled Payment Programs

Access to bundled payment programs that create and incentivize efficiencies in care throughout an episode in order to drive distributed cost savings.

Communication Plans

Guidance on messaging to increase patient satisfaction, loyalty, and retention.


Access to innovative pay-for-performance contracts and strong relationships with some of the nation’s premier health plans.


Innovative technology and services that assist with population management, including identification of high-risk patients and groups, population trends, and prevention priorities.

Efficiency Measures

Value assessments that identify clinical inefficiencies and ineffective uses of resources.

Referral Assistance

Referral programs and resources to help keep patients in-network.

Network Engagement

Network management and development, including physician recruitment and engagement initiatives.

Health Choice Preferred Arizona’s
Board of Physicians

Dr. Richard Dinsdale, Board Chair
Dr. Gregory Celaya
Dr. Richard Heuser
Dr. Josef Khalil
Dr. Lawrence Kramer
Dr. Manntej Sra
Dr. Andrew Sulit
Dr. Mandeep Sahani
Dr. Sudhakar Reddy
Dr. Kody Smith
Dr. Jason Heavens

Health Choice Preferred Utah’s
Physician Alliance Board

Dr. Justin Parkinson, Board Chair
Dr. Don Allred
Dr. Darin Checketts
Dr. Andrew Coles
Dr. Beth Hanlon
Dr. John Oglesby
Dr. Scott Hansen
Dr. Peter Silas
Dr. David Howe
Dr. R. Bart Johansen
Dr. Matt Lyman
Dr. Brian Peterson

Health Choice Preferred proudly collaborates with several premier health systems to offer improved quality of care and a better patient experience.


Phoenix Children’s Care Network

Phoenix Children’s Care Network is a physician-led, pediatric-focused clinically integrated organization that represents a valuable alliance among community pediatricians and subspecialists, Phoenix Children’s Medical Group, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, whose collective focus is improving quality of care while effectively managing associated costs. This model places the responsibility for providing the very best pediatric care in the hands of Arizona’s best pediatric providers and situates the network competitively in the ever-changing health care marketplace. With more than 800 provider members, Phoenix Children’s Care Network is the largest pediatric-dedicated clinically integrated organization in Arizona and one of a select few networks of its kind in the U.S. For access to the very best pediatric care, make sure PCCN physicians are in your health insurance network. For more information, visit

Health Choice Arizona (HCA)

Health Choice Arizona is a managed care health plan that provides health care to people in Arizona’s Medicaid Program, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). HCA has been providing AHCCCS services in Arizona for over 20 years. HCA provides health care services for members who live in Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima Gila, and Pinal Counties.

Health Choice Generations (HCG)

Health Choice Generations is a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Health Plan with prescription drug coverage (MA-PD) contracted with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide medical and prescription drug coverage to members enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. Health Choice Generations HMO SNP serves Apache, Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, and Pinal Counties.


Health Choice Utah (HCU)

Health Choice Utah is a Medicaid managed health care plan in Utah available to residents in Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Iron, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Wasatch, Utah, Washington, and Weber Counties.