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Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS)

  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Cost Sharing for Expansion Population (modified: 4 years ago)
    Arizona is proposing to amend its "Health Care Cost Containment System Demonstration" to require premiums that are no more than two percent of income and a $200 co-pay for non-emergency use of the emergency room for individuals in the new adult group with income between 100 and 133 percent of the Federal poverty level (FPL). This will be open for federal public comment November 19, 2014 through December 18, 2014.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) (modified: 3 years ago)
    Arizona submitted revisions to its Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) proposal to CMS on July 15, 2016. Originally included in the state's 1115 application for its Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System 5 year demonstration request, there have been significant changes that are reflected in the proposal. Changes include the addition of a juvenile justice system project, a shift in the American Indian proposal from a project-based model to a service-based model and revisions to the state's financing to include intergovernmental transfers as a source of state share. The federal public comment period is open from July 27, 2016 through August 26, 2016.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Hospital Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Amendment (modified: 4 years ago)
    Arizona submitted an amendment request to allow the state to reimburse for all state plan/demonstration covered benefits for pregnant women made eligible under hospital presumptive eligibility. The federal public comment period is open from September 25, 2014 through October 25, 2014.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Institutions for Mental Disease (IMB) (modified: 2 years ago)
    Arizona requests to amend its AHCCCS demonstration to allow federal match for the cost of services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries, ages 21-64 who are patients receiving inpatient services in an institution for mental disease (IMD). In addition, the state would like to permit its managed care organizations (MCO) to cover inpatient services for these beneficiaries beyond the 15 day period that is allowed in the managed care regulations at 438.6(e) and authority to claim federal financial participation (FFP) to pay monthly capitation to their MCOs that cover these services. The federal comment period will be open from May 3, 2017 through June 2, 2017.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Integration of Behavioral and Physical Health Services (modified: 4 years ago)
    Arizona is proposing to amend its "Health Care Cost Containment System Demonstration" to expand the current behavioral health integration for individuals with serious mental illness who are living outside of Maricopa County (or "Greater Arizona"). This will be open for federal public comment November 19, 2014 through December 18, 2014.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Phoenix Children's Hospital SNCP (modified: 3 years ago)
    Arizona has requested an amendment to its demonstration to extend its expenditure authority for its Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) Safety Net Care Pool (SNCP). The purpose of the PCH SNCP is to provide payments for uncompensated care costs for medical services incurred by the hospital. The state requests to continue receiving payments from the SNCP until the end of the current demonstration period, September 30, 2016. The federal public comment period will be open from October 23, 2015 through November 23, 2015.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Safety Net Care Pool Amendment (modified: 4 years ago)
    Arizona submitted an amendment to extend the safety net care pool (SNCP) for Phoenix Children's Hospital for one additional year. The current SNCP is set to expire on December 31, 2014. The federal public comment period is open from September 25, 2014 through October 25, 2014.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - State Bill 1475 and State Bill 1092 (modified: 3 years ago)
    Arizona submitted an application to extend their 1115 demonstration in response to the passage of State Bills (SB) 1475 and 1092. SB 1475 requires the state to add new cost sharing requirements for the Adult Group and eliminate non-emergency transportation. SB 1092 requires the state to request from CMS each year waivers to allow a 5-year maximum lifetime coverage limit and to institute a work requirement for the Adult Group. The proposal also includes other requests that impact Adult Group coverage like disenrollment from Medicaid for 6 months for failure to pay premiums and a healthy behaviors/healthy incentives concept. The state's request also includes a proposal to add delivery system reform efforts to its demonstration. The state updated its application to reflect proposed new waiver and expenditure authorities for the demonstration. Therefore, the federal public comment period will be extended and the new comment period will be from October 15, 2015 through December 6, 2015.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Tribal Uncompensated Care Pool Amendment (modified: 4 years ago)
    Arizona submitted an amendment to extend uncompensated care payments to Indian Health Services and tribally operated 638 facilities. Current authority for these payments is set to expire on December 31, 2014. The federal public comment period is open from September 25, 2014 through October 25, 2014.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) - Tuba City Amendment (modified: 4 years ago)
    Arizona submitted an amendment to allow for federal financial participation for services provided by a tribally operated 638 facility for inmates of the Navajo Detention Center. The federal public comment period is open from September 25, 2014 through October 25, 2014.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment - AHCCCS Works (modified: 1 year ago)
    The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) requests to implement changes to its 1115 demonstration in response to its state legislation, Senate Bill 1092. Through this amendment, Arizona requests to implement employment and community engagement requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility and bi-annual verification of compliance with employment and community engagement requirements as well as other changes in family income or other eligibility factors. Arizona also requests the authority to limit lifetime coverage for "able-bodied adults" to five years unless an individuals is considered exempt by the state. The federal public comment period will be open from January 5, 2018 - February 5, 2018.
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System - Phoenix Children's Hospital Safety Net Care Pool (modified: 2 years ago)
    Arizona submitted a request on July 25, 2017 to apply costs of medical services at Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) reflecting uncompensated costs of medical services that are within the scope of 1905(a) that are provided to Medicaid eligible or uninsured individuals to the two-year claiming rule rather than receive reimbursement for expenditures from the state to PCH. This change would allow the state more time to make obligated payments to PCH beyond the expiration of the expenditure authority. The federal public comment period will be open from August 24, 2017 through September 23, 2017.
  • Retroactive Eligibility Demonstration Amendment Request (modified: 1 year ago)
    Arizona proposes to amend its demonstration in order to waive retroactive eligibility for all populations. The state proposes to begin coverage on the first day of the month in which the Medicaid application is filed. The federal public comment period will be open from April 23, 2018 to May 22, 2018.