Critical Access Hospital Payments
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are rural community hospitals that meet defined criteria outlined in the Conditions of Participation, 42 CFR 485 and subsequent legislative refinements to the program through the BBA, BIPA, and Medicare Modernization Act. The Arizona State Legislature has directed AHCCCS to allocate additional funds appropriated in the annual state budget.
Scheduled Payment Dates
Critical Access Hospital payments are made twice in the state fiscal year.