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
PCH SNCP Technical Amendment AHCCCS proposes technical amendments to the language of the Special Terms and Conditions (STC 32 and Attachment E) to clarify that this authority permits AHCCCS to make actual payments after the end of the expenditure authority for the costs of care incurred by Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) on or before December 31, 2017. 06/15/2017 07/15/2017
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
SB 1092 Legislative Directive Waiver Proposal As part of the 2015 legislative session, the Arizona State legislature passed Senate Bill 1092 requiring the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to request from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) each year for a waiver or amendments to the current Section 1115 Waiver to allow the State to implement work requirements, additional verification requirements, and a time limit on coverage for AHCCCS members. 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