First Regular Session - 49th Legislature

The following changes were made as a result of the FY 2010 general appropriations bill passed during the 2009 Regular Legislative Session:


Changes to the Hospice Benefit

Due to Arizona's fiscal crisis, the Legislature did not authorize coverage for hospice services for Acute Care adult members beyond September 30, 2009. Hospice remains a covered service for members enrolled in EPSDT and ALTCS programs. Below is more information:

Program Integrity

As part of the FY 2010 Budget, the Legislature accounted for a savings of $50 million to the General Fund ($200 million in total funds) toward AHCCCS program integrity reductions. To assist in that effort, AHCCCS issued an RFI (YH09-0043) and hosted presentations to several vendors. Based on the information provided, AHCCCS developed an RFP (YH10-0002) to enhance program integrity and clinical editing capabilities. More information is provided below:

Other information regarding examining AHCCCS data with the Arizona Department of Health Services vital records can be found below.

AHCCCS Letter to State Representative Carl Seel [PDF]

More information on how AHCCCS currently ensures the integrity of the Medicaid program and compliance with federal requirements can also be found below.


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