Enrollment Moratoriums

AHCCCS Behavioral Health Provider Moratorium (Updated 06/09/2024)

Informational bulletin for Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic, Integrated Clinic, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Community Service Agencies, and Behavioral Health Residential Facility providers, in accordance with Section 42 CFR 455.470.

Provider Moratorium Exemption Requests

While the moratorium is in effect, a provider may qualify for an exemption from the moratorium. At AHCCCS' discretion, and on a case-by-case basis, an exemption request will only be considered if it meets one of the following criteria:

  • The provider’s area is considered a Medically Underserved Service Area,
  • Service expansion in support of an AHCCCS initiative,
  • Enrollment is needed to ensure that access to care standards (i.e., time and distance) are not out of compliance, or
  • Other needs as identified by an AHCCCS Managed Care Organization (MCO).

If you believe you qualify for an exemption, please complete the Moratorium Exemption Request Form and email it to ProviderMoratorium@azahcccs.gov.