Hospital Charge Master Transparency
Pursuant to Laws 2014 Chapter 11, Section 22, AHCCCS and DHS were required to submit a summary
of the current charge master reporting process, a summary of hospital billed charges
compared to costs and examples of how charge masters or hospital prices are reported
and used in other states, as well as recommendations to improve the state's use of hospital
charge master information, including reporting and oversight changes.
Charge Master Transparency Report [PDF] |
Report for SB 1375
September 4, 2015
Children involved with the foster care system have unique health care needs often characterized by significant
risk of experiencing behavioral health conditions and concomitant chronic medical issues. SB1375 requires the
Department of Child Safety (DCS), in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to:
Determine the most efficient and effective way to provide comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral
health services for children in foster care including the consideration of an administratively integrated system;
Determine the number of disruptions of placements in foster care by age of child due to behavioral health
management issues and the extent each child is receiving behavioral health services;
Determine the number of adopted children who have entered foster care due to the adoptive parents' inability
to receive behavioral health services to adequately meet the needs of the child and parents; and
Submit a report of its recommendations to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the
President of the Senate, and the Secretary of State on or before October 1, 2015.
SB 1375 Report 10/1/2015 [PDF]
SB 1375 Draft Report as of 9/4/2015 [PDF]
AHCCCS is required to report on the amount each hospital contributed to the Hospital Assessment authorized
pursuant to 36-2901.08 and the amount of estimated payments each hospital received from the coverage funded
by the assessment.
Hospital Assessment [PDF]
Graduate Medical Education
AHCCCS must submit annually to the Legislature a report on Graduate Medical Education (GME), as required in § 36-2903.01(H)(9)(e).
Graduate Medical Education 07/01/15 [PDF]
AHCCCS is required to report on the preliminary actuarial estimates of the capitation rate changes for the following fiscal year along with the reasons for the estimated changes.
Actuarial Estimates [PDF]
Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements
Pursuant to A.R.S. 36-2903.03, AHCCCS is required to report on the number of individuals for whom the
administration verified immigration status using the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)
program. Additionally, AHCCCS is required to report on the number of individuals, by citizenship status,
referred for prosecution for violation of state and federal law.
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