You are invited to participate in a survey regarding your experience using the AHCCCS
website. This survey will take approximately two minutes. Your responses will help
us ensure that you have a high quality experience.
Funding through the Safety Net Care Pool (SNCP) is open to all Arizona hospitals, including rural hospitals,
safety net hospitals and hospitals receiving Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments. The nonfederal match
must be provided by a political subdivision. This program gives local governments, like counties, cities or special
healthcare districts, the ability to directly support hospital systems in their communities.
As approved, the SNCP will provide $332 million each year for two years to three participating hospitals –
Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and University Medical Center. The program terminates January
Hospitals that would like to participate in this program should contact Monica Coury at
Model IGA document for the Safety Net Care Pool
Coverage for KidsCare II
Approval of the SNCP also opens the door to additional coverage for children in the Children’s Health Insurance
Program (CHIP), known as KidsCare in Arizona. KidsCare enrollment has been frozen since January 1, 2010. The
approval of SNCP permits the three participating hospitals – Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s
Hospital and University Medical Center – to apportion some of their political subdivision dollars toward
coverage for 21,700 children in what is being called “KidsCare II.” KidsCare II is a statewide program with the
same benefits offered and the same premium requirements as regular KidsCare. Coverage for KidsCare II will also
be handled by the same AHCCCS health plans. Additionally, KidsCare II children are not limited to receiving
their healthcare services at the participating SNCP hospitals. For more information, visit the KidsCare section
of the AHCCCS website at www.azahcccs.gov.
Federalizing Prop. 202 Trauma/Emergency Department Fund
Proposition 202 is a fund that assists Arizona hospitals with the cost of operating trauma centers and Emergency
Departments. Currently, this funding pool distributes approximately $20 million annually to Arizona hospitals.
Approval of the SNCP will add just over $13 million in new federal funds that will be directed primarily to
rural hospitals, and also to hospitals with Emergency Departments and trauma centers across the State to
assist these facilities in managing their uncompensated care costs.
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are rural community hospitals that meet defined criteria outlined in the
Conditions of Participation, 432CFR-485 and subsequent legislative refinements to the program through the
BBA, BIPA, and Medicare Modernization Act. The Arizona State Legislature has directed AHCCCS to allocate
additional funds appropriated in the annual state budget.
This program was approved under the State’s Section 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver.
Safety Net Care Pool payments are made throughout the year, depending upon the timing of Intergovernmental agreements with local
Federalized Prop 202 Trauma and Emergency Departments funds will occur in August/September of 2012 and 2013.