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.
April 17 2013
On April 17, 2013, CMS approved Arizona’s 1115 Waiver amendment request that will allow AHCCCS to match provider assessment monies collected by the City of Phoenix. These funds will be used to support:
- Additional KidsCare II coverage
- Maintain coverage for parents who would otherwise have lost eligibility for lack of a dependent child; and
- Supplemental payments to 9 additional hospitals under the Safety Net Care Pool (SNCP).
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 City of Phoenix Tax Approval Letter 4/16/13
CMS SNCP Expansion Approval Letter 4/16/13
Waiver and Expenditure Authorities 4/16/2013
Special Terms and Conditions 4/16/2013
Budget Neutrality 2012-2016 4/16/2013