You are invited to participate in a survey regarding your experience using the AHCCCS
website. This survey will take approximately two minutes. Your responses will help
us ensure that you have a high quality experience.
Encounter Resources are intended for health plans and
program contractors under the AHCCCS Acute Care and Arizona Long Term Care System
The following are included in Encounter Resources:
Submission of encounter data to AHCCCS is a mandatory requirement established by
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services and is the responsibility of each contractor pursuant to its contract
Contractors may submit files as often as desired throughout the month. Multiple
files may be submitted on the same day for validation and translation, after which
each the encounter record is evaluated against a series of adjudication edits and
audits on at least a monthly basis.
AHCCCS follows national industry standards and code sets as published by X12N, National
Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and other data standard maintenance
For more information about current/future production and test schedules, select
one of the following:
Encounter Unit staff is available Monday through Friday (excluding State holidays)
to assist contractors in resolving encounter errors or to research specific encounter
issues. Questions regarding the validator or TI should be submitted to the
AHCCCSTIEncounters@azahcccs.gov e-mail address.
All other encounter questions, including those concerning mainfame, should be sent
to the AHCCCSEncounters@azahcccs.gov e-mail address.
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