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Additions and Changes to Arizona Medicaid Benefits Effective Oct. 1

October 5, 2022

Several additions to Arizona’s Medicaid benefits were approved in the last legislative session and took effect on Oct. 1, 2022.

Diabetes Self-Management Training

AHCCCS will provide up to 10 program hours annually of diabetes outpatient self-management training services to members with new or existing diabetes diagnoses. The training must be prescribed by a primary care practitioner.

Biomarker Testing

AHCCCS covers biomarker testing for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment, appropriate management, or ongoing monitoring of a member’s disease or condition when the test is supported by medical and scientific evidence. New legislation adds coverage of four additional biomarker tests that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) considers useful for therapeutic decision-making.

Chiropractic Coverage

AHCCCS will cover up to 20 medically necessary chiropractic visits for adults each year. Services must be ordered by a primary care provider and within the scope of chiropractic practice as defined by state law. Additional chiropractic services may be authorized in the same year if determined to be medically necessary.

To learn more about how to apply for AHCCCS, visit the How to Apply web page or call 1-855-432-7587. If you are a current AHCCCS member, make sure your contact information is current by logging into www.healthearizonaplus.gov.

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