OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which includes Pittsburgh, has chartered Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc., (AHCI), as an independent non-profit corporation to perform monitoring and oversight functions of the county's HealthChoices behavioral health program. The charter was signed in early 1998, and staff work began in June of that year. HealthChoices is a statewide Medicaid Managed Care initiative established by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in 1985, in response to rising state Medicaid costs. Mary Fleming ACHI's . . .
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