Children's Healthcare System, Inc. (CHCS)

Children's Healthcare System, Inc. (CHCS) is a non-profit physician-hospital organization (PHO). Incorporated in 1994, CHCS is a business partnership between Arkansas Children's Hospital, its physicians and doctoral clinical psychologists. The corporation is partially integrated, provider-controlled and dedicated to quality service, easy access and cost-effective health care services for children.


CHCS offers an outstanding pediatric network that includes Arkansas Children's Hospital and over 300 primary care and specialty providers engaged in providing comprehensive pediatric services for children.


CHCS obtains managed care contracting opportunities using a standing-offer messenger model. Currently CHCS administers and manages a portfolio of over 30 managed care agreements that are arranged with direct employers, HMOs, PPOs, third party administrators and others. The number of covered pediatric lives represented by these contracts is over 400,000.


Other services provided by CHCS include provider credentialing consistent with standards of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and specified functions in the area of utilization management.

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