The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) will no longer accept requests for enrollment into the American Indian Health Program (AIHP) over the phone. This is a change to the enrollment procedures for individuals selecting AIHP as their assigned Medicaid health plan, and is an additional measure to prevent fraudulent enrollment.
The American Indian Health Program Change Request Form on the American Indian Health Program web page now reflects this change, and all new enrollment requests must be submitted in writing to AHCCCS by fax or email by an Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribally owned/and or operated 638 facility, or Urban Indian Health Organization on behalf of a member.
While the majority of Medicaid members in Arizona are enrolled in a managed care health plan, American Indians/Alaska Natives always have the option to enroll in managed care or AIHP, the Fee-for-Service Medicaid program for American Indians/Alaska Natives in Arizona. These members have the option to move from managed care into AIHP at any time.
If anyone is asked or coerced to enroll in AIHP fraudulently, report it to AHCCCS using the online Report Fraud web page or by calling 602-417-4045 or, outside of Arizona, 888-ITS-NOT-OK (888-487-6686).
Any AHCCCS member who needs help because of a sober living home closure can call 2-1-1 (press option 7).