Arizona Section 1115 Demonstration Project Waiver

The 1115 Waiver refers to section 1115 of the Social Security Act (SSA). States must comply with Title XIX (Medicaid) and Title XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program) of the SSA. Since Arizona began providing Medicaid on October 1, 1982, AHCCCS has been exempt from specific provisions of the SSA, pursuant to an 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver.

What is in the 1115 Waiver

Arizona's 1115 Waiver includes the following:

  • Provisions in the SSA and corresponding regulations AHCCCS is exempt from
  • Terms and conditions that AHCCCS must fulfill
  • Approved federal budget amounts

Pending Waivers

AHCCCS continues to work with CMS on various pending waiver requests. Continue to check the website for updates as developments occur.

Arizona’s DRAFT Section 1115 Demonstration Program Request

Arizona’s current Section 1115 Waiver is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2016. AHCCCS will request authority to continue its current efficient and innovative programs and will seek additional authority to implement new programs and process. More detailed information, including the DRAFT proposal, public comment process and schedule of Community Forms throughout the State can be found on the link below:

Section 1115 Waiver Process and DRAFT Request

Public Comment

Public comments can be submitted in any of the following ways when the public comment period is open:

Attn: Office of Intergovernmental Relations
801 E. Jefferson St., MD 4200
Phoenix, AZ 85034


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