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Reimbursement Option for
IHS-638 Facilities Public Notice [PDF]
FFS Rate Change Public Notice [PDF]
FFS Rate Update Public Notice [PDF]
On September 4, 2009, Governor Brewer signed into law HB 2013 of the 49th Legislature, Third Special Session. As noted in the Public Notice
below, this action results in inpatient and outpatient hospital rates frozen at their October 1, 2008 levels, and ADHS-regulated emergency ground transportation rates reduced by 5% to 76% of ADHS rates.
The State of Arizona is currently facing a projected budget deficit of $1.2 billion in State Fiscal
Year 2009 and an estimated shortfall of at least twice that in State Fiscal Year 2010. As part of
the Governor's Budget Management Plan, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
(AHCCCS) proposes to revise specified Fee-For-Service (FFS) payment rates for services
provided to members enrolled in the AHCCCS FFS program, the Medicaid School Based
Claiming (MSBC) program and the Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP) for
dates of service on and after February 1, 2009. AHCCCS has established the "FFS Program
Capped Fee Schedule" and rates contained therein will be reduced by 5%.
5% FFS Rate Reduction Announcement [PDF]
The estimated impact of the increases in nursing facility FFS rates
on AHCCCS' FFS expenditures for federal fiscal year 2009 is an increase
The estimated impact on AHCCCS Fee-For-Service expenditures for the
period October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009 is 0%.
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