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July 1, 2014
AHCCCS will be applying for the State Innovative Model Grant, Round Two. The initiative provides support
and funding for state multi-payer efforts around payment reform and health care system transformation to
improve health, transform the delivery system, and lower costs. The Initiative provides funding for states
to either design or test health care innovation models. More information can be found on the link below.
SIM Grant Info
January 2, 2013
As a result of recent Congressional action, increased federal funding for the QI-1 program was made available and AHCCCS will open the
program effective immediately. All applications that were previously denied because the program was scheduled to expire December 31, 2012,
will now be processed. Also, QI-1s who were previously notified their QI-1 benefits were ending, will be reinstated effective January 1,
QI-1 Program History
Updated information on the status and impact of Health Care Reform, is available on the link below. Information on this page provides useful background based on various proposals and documents Arizona’s tracking of these issues. Please visit the AZ Future page for the most recent data and updates.
AZ Future Page
Thu Jan 26, 2012
AHCCCS has updated its analysis on Medicaid expansion scheduled to be effective
January 1, 2014, pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Note, these estimates are based
on information available at this time and should not be considered definitive as there remains
a number of uncertainties. Federal guidance regarding a number of issues is forthcoming
and is expected to have an impact on these estimates. Continue to check the website for
updates to this information.
ACA Prelim Estimates [PDF]
Fri Feb 4, 2011
Information regarding AHCCCS implementation of some of the Medicaid provisions of the
Act (ACA) [PDF] is provided below. This document will be updated regularly as information
Thu Mar 25, 2010
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed federal health care reform into
law (HR 3590
On March 25, the Senate passed the House amendments to HR 3590 via the Reconciliation
bill (HR 4872
was sent back to the House for a second vote on a procedure change. The House passed the
Reconciliation bill a second time that same evening and now the bill awaits President Obama's
signature, which is expected sometime next week. AHCCCS has completed its initial review of
the impact to Arizona and has updated the fiscal estimates from the December 7, 2009, analysis.
Copies of the AHCCCS preliminary analysis and the bills are provided below:
Governor Brewer has shared her concerns about Arizona's challenges with Health Care
Reform to Congressional leaders. Links and descriptions of those letters are provided
below, beginning with the most recent.
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA)(P.L. 111-5). Title 5 of the ARRA provides approximately $87 billion in grant money to
help States, the District of Columbia, and Territories meet the health care needs during the
Information on how the ARRA would impact Arizona's Medicaid program is provided below:
For additional information about ARRA and Medicaid, visit the CMS website.
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