AHCCCS Program Planning

The AHCCCS Program Plans, which are updated regularly, propose a variety of strategies designed to promote innovation, accomplish short and long-term challenges, and ensure the best possible use of limited resources in an effort to further the health and economic well-being of citizens in Arizona. For more information, please see the various plans below.

The Strategic Plan describes the role of AHCCCS in meeting its short and long-term challenges. The Plan, which is revised and updated annually, is developed within the context of Arizona's economy and with a view toward the future health and economic well-being of the citizens of Arizona.

Current Plan:

Prior Plans:

Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB)

The Program Integrity Plan describes the role of AHCCCS in reducing and preventing Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse. Given current fiscal challenges, program integrity efforts are particularly important. This Plan, which is updated regularly, proposes a variety of strategies designed to promote program integrity throughout all AHCCCS operations and ensure the best possible use of limited resources.

Current Plan:

Prior Plans:

The IT Plan is AHCCCS' technology strategic plan, outlining the next three years. This document is submitted to the Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET) in September of each year. The Plan supports the agency's Strategic Plan. All development projects are listed in this plan.

The AHCCCS Payment Modernization Plan includes a discussion of the current healthcare delivery and payment system, the framework for moving payment modernization forward, and actions needed for successful system transformation.

AHCCCS developed a State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP) that describes how the agency will:
  • Administer the incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals
  • Conduct adequate oversight of the program, including tracking meaningful use
  • Encourage the adoption of certified EHR technology and
  • Provide leadership for Medicaid stakeholders and other HIT partners by participating in key organizations that are pursing a sustainable health information exchange.