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Mar. 4, 2024

Community Health Worker Organizations Added as an AHCCCS Provider Type

PHOENIX – The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) announces that organizations that employ certified Community Health Workers (CHWs), also referred to as Community Health Representatives or Promotores de Salud, will be able to register as AHCCCS providers and be reimbursed for providing Medicaid services.

CHWs are an integral part of community health, serving as a liaison between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery, including the coordination of services to improve medical and behavioral health outcomes.

With this addition as a provider type, CHW organizations will be required to submit a list of all certified CHWs whom they employ, adhere to all relevant AHCCCS policies when billing for CHW services, and be certified by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

More information, including the AHCCCS policy and Frequently Asked Questions about CHWs and registering for Medicaid reimbursement, is on the Community Health Worker web page.

Join AHCCCS Hot Topics on March 18, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. for a presentation about the CHW program. Register in advance on our Community Presentations web page.

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