The 1115 Waiver refers to section 1115 of the Social Security Act (SSA). States
must comply with Title XIX (Medicaid) and Title XXI (Children's Health Insurance
Program) of the SSA. Since Arizona began providing Medicaid on October 1, 1982,
AHCCCS has been exempt from specific provisions of the SSA, pursuant to an 1115
Research and Demonstration Waiver.
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December 30, 2013
On December 27, 2013, CMS approved Arizona’s 1115 Waiver amendment request that
will allow AHCCCS to use SNCP funding for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and continue
uncompensated care payments to I.H.S. and 638 facilities, through December 31, 2014.
More information, including the provisions of all of Arizona's Waiver and Expenditure
Authorities and accompanying Special Terms and Conditions can be found in the links
below. Additional background regarding this amendment is available on the "Waiver
History" tab at the top of this page.
CMS Approval Letter 6/27/14
Waiver Authorities 4/16/2013
Special Terms and Conditions 6/27/14
Neutrality 2012-2016 4/16/2013 [PDF]