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, a federal health care program jointly funded by the federal and state governments for individuals and families who qualify based on income level.
Built on a system of competition and choice, AHCCCS is a $14 billion program that operates under an integrated managed care model, through a Research and Demonstration 1115 Waiver. Contracted health plans coordinate and pay for physical and behavioral health care services delivered by more than 115,000 health care providers to more than 2 million Arizonans.
In 2022, AHCCCS celebrated its 40th anniversary. This brief history of AHCCCS highlights the program's many accomplishments and changes throughout the years.
- 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, and Courage
- Credo: Our first care is your health care.
- AHCCCS At A Glance flier (2/2022)
- AHCCCS Care Delivery System (updated 7/1/2021)
- Sistema de prestación de atención a partir (actualizado 01/07/2021)
- AHCCCS Care Delivery System (effective 10/1/2022)
- Program Integration Chart (2021-2022)
- Program Integration Chart (effective 10/1/2022)
- AHCCCS Organizational Chart
- AHCCCS Benefit Package
The Strategic Plan describes the role of AHCCCS in meeting its short and long-term challenges. The Plan, which is revised and updated annually, is developed within the context of Arizona's economy and with a view toward the future health and economic well-being of the citizens of Arizona.
- AHCCCS SFY 2023 2-Page Strategic Plan
- AHCCCS 5-Year Strategic Plan Infographic, State Fiscal Years 2023-2027
See older strategic plans in the AHCCCS Document Archive under AHCCCS Info/Program Planning