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.
AHCCCS continues to work with CMS on various pending waiver requests. Continue
to check the website for updates as developments occur.
- City of Phoenix SNCP Addition
AHCCCS is requesting an amendment to expand its current authority to provide Medicaid and CHIP coverage to additional groups under the City of Phoenix Safety Net Care Pool (SNCP) Demonstration. Click on the link below for more information.
SNCP Addition Request 11/7/13
- Uncompensated Care Payments to I.H.S. and 638s Extension
AHCCCS is requesting an amendment to continue its current authority to: 1) provide uncompensated care payments to Indian Health Services (IHS) and Tribally-operated 638 facilities for services provided to Medicaid-eligible adults that were previously eliminated or limited; and 2) make uncompensated care payments for services provided to adults without dependent children with incomes between 0% and 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (“childless adults”) only if any legal or other challenge is successful in halting or delaying implementation of the State’s restoration of coverage to that population. Click on the link below for more information.
I.H.S. and 638 Extension Request 11/7/13
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital SNCP Extension
AHCCCS is requesting approval of the continuation of the Safety Net Care Pool (SNCP) for
Phoenix Children's Hospital as the single participating entity to provide much needed
support to PCH for uncompensated care and Medicaid shortfalls from January 1, 2014
through December 31, 2017. Click on the link below for more information.
PCH Extension Request 8/30/13
- City Assessments
The cities of Mesa, Tucson, Casa Grande and Globe are proposing to build upon the successful City of Phoenix Access
to Care Ordinance provider-assessment funded SNCP model. Click on the link below for more information:
- Childless Adults Continuation
On November 9, 2012, AHCCCS submitted the waiver amendment to CMS requesting continued
authority to cover Childless Adults with enhanced federal matching funds. More information
can be found at the link below.
Childless Adults DRAFT Waiver
- Medical Homes at I.H.S. and 638 facilities
AHCCCS is requesting authority to support a Medical Home Program for the FFS population
receiving services at Indian Health Services and 638 facilities. More information
is included in the proposal below.
Medical Home Proposal to CMS