Arizona Section 1115 Demonstration Pending Waivers

In its effort to reform and modernize the Medicaid program, AHCCCS continues to work with CMS on various pending waiver request. Residents, who wish to learn more about these proposals, or provide public comment, can do so at the links below.

Pending Waiver Summary Public Comment Start Date Public Comment Close Date
Prior Quarter Coverage Waiver Amendment The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is requesting a waiver of the requirements to provide three months of retroactive coverage to new AHCCCS members. AHCCCS is seeking the flexibility to limit retroactive coverage to the month of application, consistent with how Arizona treated eligibility prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act. 01/11/2018 02/25/2018
IMD Waiver Amendment The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is requesting an amendment to the 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver to seek a waiver of the IMD exclusion for all Medicaid beneficiaries ages 21-64 regardless of delivery system, as a mechanism to increase access to residential treatment services across the State. 02/02/2017 03/20/2017
AHCCCS Works (SB 1092 Legislative Directive Waiver Request) The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) has submitted “AHCCCS Works,” an 1115 Waiver Amendment Request, to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking authority to implement work requirements and a five-year maximum lifetime benefit limit for a portion of the Medicaid population. 01/12/2017 03/29/2017
American Indian Initiatives AHCCCS has initiated several significant proposals addressing health care disparities in the American Indian/Alaska Native population. AHCCCS is seeking public comments on its proposed waivers for the uncompensated Care Payments Reforms, American Indian Medical Home and Traditional Healing Services. 09/26/2016 10/26/2016