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Optum in Idaho

One person, one family, one community at a time. Every individual and every family has a unique road to wellness, health, and hope. Every community has its own ways to support and assist the people who live there.

Please return to this website for more information and resources to be added One thing is for sure: success takes teamwork. As Optum prepares to take on the responsibility for managing the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan on September 1, 2013, we're working closely with consumers, families, providers, and other stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition.

Check this site weekly for important information about the transition, ways to get involved or share your opinion, and more.

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Media Contact: Brad Lotterman - (714) 445-0453, or email

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare selected Optum to manage the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan

On April 25, 2013, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare selected Optum to manage the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan. Beginning September 1, 2013, Optum will manage outpatient mental health and substance use services to help adults and children enrolled in Idaho Medicaid access the most effective treatment for their needs.

Optum is working closely with the state of Idaho, consumers, family members, providers and community stakeholders to enhance the statewide behavioral health system and make it easier for people to access care. In addition to adding more behavioral health care providers and new community-based programs, Optum plans to increase services available in rural areas to ensure that people throughout Idaho are able to get the care they need close to home.

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Optum and Idaho Medicaid are working hand in hand to implement a smooth transition. Optum is committed to recovery, resiliency and person-centered care. We look forward to an active partnership as we all work together to improve the lives of consumers in Idaho.

Optum has established a main office at 205 E. Watertower in Meridian, Idaho. The Optum Idaho website will be updated regularly with specific information as it becomes available. For additional information, contact:

Dan Shivers, Interim Executive Director, Optum Idaho
1 (405) 246-3702

Information for network providers:

Optum has distributed network provider application letters and packets throughout the state of Idaho. If you have not received this information and would like to apply, please visit Optum Provider Express or contact:

Reggie Hanley, Idaho Network Manager
1 (714) 445-0723

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