AHCCCS Technical Interface Guidelines (TIG)


Health Plan Interface - Active Care Notification Process



Active Care Notifications identify new members to a Health Plan who have certain medical conditions that have been reported by the eligibility determination agency.

Active Care Notification Process provides additional information to the Health Plan of members who may require immediate transition of care.



  • The Active Care File normally completes between 8:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. each night for the day's activity. File is named yymmdd.ACR and is available in the plan's folder under /AZ/hp mnemonic/PROD/OUT.



Active Care notifications are produced in data file format. Health Plans, or their services bureaus connect to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) FTP server and download the data file for batch processing.



Active Care notification file transmissions must be tested in coordination with the AHCCCSA ISD operations staff prior to production implementation of a new Health Plan or change in service bureau, or as a result of changes. Typical testing of file transmission takes approximately one week and must be completed prior to implementation of any new processing arrangement.


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