Background

The Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides states multiple and complex opportunities with respect to the future of their Medicaid programs. With these opportunities in mind, the Medicaid Restoration Plan restores coverage to thousands of Childless Adults and provides coverage for those between 100-133% of the Federal Poverty Level, beginning January 1, 2014. The links below provide detailed information regarding the impact of these provisions to Arizona’s Medicaid program. Additional information will be posted to this page as soon as it becomes available.

The AHCCCS Strategic Plan identifies four goals critical to sustain and build on the success of the AHCCCS program in light of the restoration of coverage -- the most important healthcare policy issue the State has faced since the inception of the AHCCCS program 30 years ago and can be found on the link below:

AHCCCS Strategic Plan 2014-2018 [PDF]


Public Input Process

AHCCCS will be involved in a variety of stakeholder efforts to inform and accept feedback from the public regarding Medicaid Moving Forward. Information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Questions and comments can be sent to Forward@azahcccs.gov.

  • Public Meetings 

    AHCCCS is hosting community meetings across the state to provide the public with information about some of the upcoming changes for Arizona’s Medicaid program. These sessions will also provide the opportunity for AHCCCS to hear from stakeholders, including members and their families, advocates and providers. Space is limited so RSVP is required. Information about these meetings can be found at the link below.

    Public Meetings
    Speaker Slip
    Presentation

AHCCCS Topics of Interest


  • Medicaid Coverage

    On June 17, 2013, the Medicaid Restoration Plan was signed into law. Adult coverage will begin January 1, 2014 and applications accepted and processed beginning October 1, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to use the Health-e-Arizona Plus online application to apply. The link below provides background information about how this plan was developed and how it will be funded.

    Medicaid Coverage[PowerPoint]

    Hospital Assessment

    Projected Enrollment 10/1/13-9/31/14

    2014 FPL Guidelines [PDF] | [RTF]

    Computer Access, Education and Enrollment Assistance [PDF] | [RTF]

    Written Comments

    List of Supporters

  • Medicaid & Medicare Fraud

    Although there are a number of changes associated with the Affordable Care Act, changes to Medicare is NOT one of them. Medicare beneficiaries do NOT need to buy insurance in the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Unfortunately, there have been a number of reports on fraud-related activity. Arizonans who have Medicare should use caution and should not share their personal identifying information with anyone. You can report suspect activity to the Arizona Attorney General’s Fraud Unit below:

    1275 W. Washington St.
    Phoenix, Arizona 85007
    602.542.3881
    602.364.0411 (fax)

    AZ Attorney General Fraud Warning



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