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
AHCCCS Housing & Health Opportunities (H2O) Waiver Amendment With expenditure authority from CMS, AHCCCS will implement the Housing and Health Opportunities (H2O) demonstration, a project that strives to enhance and expand housing services and interventions for AHCCCS members who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 03/19/2021 05/03/2021
Targeted Investments (TI) 2.0 Concept Paper AHCCCS also seeks waiver authority to extend the Targeted Investments (TI) Program from 2021 through 2026. Known as the TI Program 2.0, this program will sustain the integration efforts of current TI participants, expand integration opportunities to new providers, and improve the program requirements to provide whole person care more comprehensively. 03/19/2021 05/03/2021
Arizona’s Section 1115 Waiver Renewal Request (2021-2026) The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is requesting a five-year renewal of Arizona’s Demonstration project under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act. Arizona’s existing Demonstration project is currently approved through September 30, 2021, and the application is seeking a renewal period from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026. 10/2/2020 11/30/2020
COVID-19 Federal Emergency Authorities Request On March 17, 2020, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive certain Medicaid and KidsCare requirements to enable the State to combat the continued spread of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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