Nursing Facility Assessment


Background

As required in Chapter 213 of Laws 2012, the Arizona legislature passed HB2526, which establishes a tax on nursing facilities within the State beginning October 1, 2012. Below is more information about the assessment:

HB 2526
Proposed State Rules
Unpublished Final Rules

Federal Interface

Since the assessment is neither uniform nor broad-based, Arizona was required to obtain a waiver from CMS of these requirements. A State Plan Amendment that describes the assessment structure was also required. Below are links to these federal related documents:

Proposal to CMS [PDF]
CMS Approval Letter [PDF]
Approved SPA #12-010 [PDF]

AHCCCS Updates

More information about the process AHCCCS will use to implement the assessment can be found below. Additional information will be posted as soon it’s available:

AZ Administrative Rule Presentation 1/18/13 [PDF]
NF Payment Overview Presentation 1/18/13 [PDF]