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.
- Childless Adults Continuation
November 15, 2012
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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
AHCCCS will submit a waiver amendment to CMS to maintain its current authority to
offer coverage to childless adults at an enhanced federal medical assistance percentage
(FMAP), within available resources. Without CMS approval, AHCCCS will no longer
have the federal authority to cover childless adults in its program beginning January
1, 2014. If the waiver is not approved, and no other action is taken, AHCCCS will
have to eliminate coverage for all remaining childless adults enrolled in AHCCCS
beginning January 1, 2014. More information about this request, including how to
submit public comments (due by October 19, 2012) can be found on 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