AHCCCS Reports to the Arizona Legislature



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] | [RTF]

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]

Hospital Assessments

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] | [RTF]

Graduate Medical Education

AHCCCS must submit annually to the Legislature a report on Graduate Medical Education (GME), as required in ยง 36-2903.01(H)(9)(e).

Graduate Medical Education 07/01/15 [PDF] | [RTF]

Actuarial Estimates

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] | [RTF]

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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