AHCCCS Encounter Keys Newsletter

Encounter Keys is a periodic supplement to the Encounter Manual containing updates and system changes.

2017 Editions

January/February 2017

  • Edit
  • Limits and Frequency
  • Code Updates
  • Place of Service
  • Modifiers
  • Provider Type
  • Revenue Codes

2016 Editions

November/December 2016

  • Age Limit
  • Category of Service
  • Coverage Code Update
  • Procedure Daily Limits
  • Provider Type
  • Place of Service
  • Modifiers
  • Revenue Codes

September/October 2016

  • Age Change
  • Edit Change
  • Coverage Codes
  • End Date
  • FFS Rates for New Ambulance Provider
  • OUTPATIENT HOSPITAL COST-TO-CHARGE RATIOS FOR 10/01/2016
  • Modifier(s)
  • Place of Service (POS)
  • Provider Type
  • Revenue Code

July/August 2016

  • Edits
  • Encounter Processing Schedule
  • Edit Status Report
  • FFS Rate Correction CPT 81528
  • Family Planning
  • Code Updates

May/June 2016

  • APR-DRG Calculator Update
  • Encounter File Processing Schedule
  • Hospice Rate Clarification
  • Date Change
  • Coverage Code
  • Provider Type
  • Revenue Codes
  • Codes
  • Modifiers
  • Place of Service

March/April 2016

  • Age Change
  • Coverage Codes
  • Category of Service
  • Modifier(s)
  • Place of Service
  • Provider Type

January/February 2016

  • Sanction Update
  • Age Change
  • Coverage Codes
  • New Codes
  • Codes
  • Modifier(s)
  • Place of Service (POS)
  • Provider Type (PT)

Contact

Encounter Unit staff is available Monday through Friday (excluding State holidays)
to assist contractors in resolving encounter errors or to research specific encounter
issues. Questions regarding the validator or TI should be submitted to the AHCCCSTIEncounters@azahcccs.gov e-mail address. All other encounter questions, including those concerning mainfame, should be sent to the AHCCCSEncounters@azahcccs.gov e-mail address.