About the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Founded in 1982, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (written as AHCCCS and pronounced 'access') is Arizona's Medicaid program. Medicaid is a federal healthcare program jointly funded by the federal and state governments for individuals and families who may qualify for acute or long-term services.

Built on a system of competition and choice, AHCCCS is a $12 billion program that operates under an integrated managed care model, through a Research and Demonstration 1115 Waiver. Contracted health plans coordinate and pay for medical services delivered by more than 70,000 health care providers for 1.9 million individuals and families in Arizona.

  • Mission: Reaching across Arizona to provide comprehensive, quality health care to those in need.
  • Vision: Shaping tomorrow's managed care...from today's experience, quality and innovation.
  • Values: Passion, Community, Quality, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, Leadership
  • Credo: Our first care is your health care.