AHCCCS Behavioral Health Provider Moratorium (Updated 12/08/2023)
Informational bulletin for Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic, Integrated Clinic, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Community Service Agencies, and Behavioral Health Residential Facility providers, in accordance with Section 42 CFR 455.470.
Provider Moratorium Exemption Requests
While the moratorium is in effect, a provider may qualify for an exemption from the moratorium. At AHCCCS' discretion, and on a case-by-case basis, an exemption request will only be considered if it meets one of the following criteria:
- The provider’s area is considered a Medically Underserved Service Area,
- Service expansion in support of an AHCCCS initiative,
- Enrollment is needed to ensure that access to care standards (i.e., time and distance) are not out of compliance, or
- Other needs as identified by an AHCCCS Managed Care Organization (MCO).