The deadline to submit an application for the TI 2.0 program was October 20, 2023 by 5 p.m. (MST/ AZ time). Applications for the TI 2.0 Program are no longer being accepted.
|10/20/2023:||TI 2.0 Application deadline- The application with all required documentation was required via the TI 2.0 Application Portal.|
|12/29/2023:||Notification of participation- Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program before year’s end. Year 1 incentive payment will be received in Fall 2024.|
|2/5/2024:||The TI 2.0 kick-off meeting will be held at the ASU Memorial Union located at 301 E Orange St. Tempe, AZ 85281. Representatives from all TI 2.0 organizations will be required to attend in person. Attendance will be credited towards the QIC milestone and will affect payment.|
Go to AHCCCS Online to access the TI 2.0 Application Portal at the bottom of the left-hand menu.
The TI 2.0 Application Portal is only visible to individuals who have an AHCCCS Online account. Prior to beginning the application process, applicants need to confirm that they have an AHCCCS Online account with access to the TI Portal. TI Portal access must be granted by Master Account holders.
- If you do not have an AHCCCS Online account, you will need to create an account. Please see the different types of accounts that can be created (Master account or Individual account descriptions). Determine which type of account is needed for your organization. If the person submitting the application does not see “Targeted Investments” on the left hand side menu, the Master Account holder will need to authorize TI Portal access for the Individual Account by navigating to the “User Authorization” section and then selecting your account and clicking the “Update Authorization” button.
- If you need to create an Individual Account, then you will need the Master Account holder from your organization to activate your access to the TI portal. Once the Individual Account is created successfully, you can identify the organization’s Master Account holder by clicking on the “User Account” link located on the lower left hand side of the webpage. The Master Account details will be under the section labeled “Master Accounts In Organization.”
- If you need to create a Master Account for your organization, then you will need to create an account prior to applying for the TI Program (see the process linked here). Establishing the Master Account can take up to 30 days, so it’s important that you complete it well in advance of the TI 2.0 application deadline.
- Caution for those that already have an AHCCCS Online account, please note that Master Accounts are locked after 90 days of inactivity; Individual Accounts are deleted after 120 days of inactivity. If there are no active Master Accounts or User Accounts to promote, applicants must register for a new AHCCCS Online account and receive the authentication code via postal mail. Establishing a Master Account can take up to 30 days.
Click on a link below to review the TI 2.0 Program application requirements for each area of concentration.
|Primary Care Project: Adult|
|Outpatient Behavioral Health Project: Adult|
|Primary Care Project: Pediatric|
|Outpatient Behavioral Health Project: Pediatric|
|Adult Ambulatory: Criminal Justice Focused|
All TI 2.0 applicants must complete a TI Authorized User Agreement Form. It must be signed by a CEO or project manager directly employed by the organization. The signatory is responsible for the accuracy of each attestation and serves as the primary point of contact for payment-related information and post-pay audits. Additional individuals privy to payment-related information can be added at the bottom of the form.
One HIE Commitment letter is required per provider organization signed by the CEO or equivalent. It is only required if the organization is unable to provide a Scope of Work connecting the EHR system to the new HIE Platform. Download the HIE Commitment Letter template and upload the signed letter into the TI 2.0 Application Portal.
The deadline to apply for the TIP Justice program was 10/20/2023. One letter was required for each clinic applying to the TIP 2.0 Justice Program. The TI 2.0 Justice Commitment Letter template had to be signed by the provider CEO or equivalent AND the clinic’s justice partner(s). All documents were uploaded into the TI 2.0 Application Portal.
HIE Document Requirement
Contexture recently announced that they will be adopting a new platform in 2025. The TI 2.0 Program applicants will be required to meet one of the following:
- Option 1: If your organization already has an EHR system capable of bi-directional exchange of a core data set with Contexture:
- Applicants must upload a signed scope of work to connect the system to Contexture's new HIE platform once available.
- Option 2: If your organization does not have an EHR system capable of bi-directional exchange of a core data set with Contexture:
- Applicants must upload a commitment letter, signed by the organization's Chief Executive Officer or individual in an equivalent position and identifies the EHR system and the intent to connect to Contexture's new HIE platform once available. Download the HIE Commitment Letter Template and upload a signed copy into the TI 2.0 Application Portal.
Bi-directional Data Exchange Requirements
Bi-directional Data Exchange between AHCCCS TI 2.0 Program participants and Contexture is defined as a TI participant sending patient health information to Contexture and the TI participant receiving patient health information from Contexture. Bi-directional data exchange is considered complete when both of these components have been operationalized by the TI participant utilizing any combination of the following standards and services:
- HL7 v2 – can be used to send and/or receive patient information
- HL7 v3 - can be used to send and/or receive patient information
- C-CDA - can be used to send and/or receive patient information
- Query-Response - can be used to receive patient information
- Provider Portal - can be used to receive patient information
- Alerts & Notifications - can be used to receive patient information
A Medicaid Provider Enrollment with the appropriate licensure & enrollment type(s) are required to determine Medicaid eligibility and TI Program eligibility.
BH Outpatient Clinics [Provider Type 77] whose services are limited to crisis line call centers do not provide the range of services necessary to meet the Targeted Investments requirements and are not eligible to participate in the TI Program.
To ensure that the incentive is meaningful to participants and we reach as many AHCCCS members as possible, participation must be limited to organizations that serve a relatively large number of AHCCCS members.
- Primary Care Provider Eligibility Requirements: To participate in the TI Program, Primary Care Provider sites must have a minimum threshold of assigned AHCCCS members across all health plans with which they are contracted. Applicants are encouraged to contact their AHCCCS Complete Care health plans to ensure mutual understanding of the PCP assignment panel. Applicants must ensure that the PCPs with assigned membership are actively enrolled with AHCCCS. Members assigned to disenrolled PCPs or PCPs that no longer work for the organization will not be counted.
- Behavioral Health Provider Eligibility Requirements: To participate in the TI Program, Behavioral Health providers must have delivered a relatively large number of qualifying behavioral health outpatient services to ACC members during a recent 12-month period.