AHCCCS Laws, Regulations, and Agreements
The AHCCCS program is governed by Federal statutes and rules, Arizona statutes and rules and Written Agreements with the federal government called the Waiver and State Plan.
Federal Statutes and Rules
- United States Code ("U.S.C.") provisions that apply to the Medicaid program can be found at Title 42, Chapter 7:
- Code of Federal Regulations ("C.F.R.") is the collection of formal regulations that federal agencies publish regarding the programs they run. The federal regulations about AHCCCS Medicaid are found at Title 42 Part 430 through 456.
- The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
- Regulations.gov is your one-stop web site to find, view, and comment on Federal regulations and other Federal actions.
Arizona Statutes and Rules
- Arizona Revised Statutes ("A.R.S.") that apply to the AHCCCS program can be found at Title 36, Chapters 29 and 34 (Effective Date for Chapter 34: July 1, 2016).
- Arizona Administrative Code ("A.A.C.") is the collection of formal rules that Arizona State agencies publish about the programs that they run. The state rules about AHCCCS are found in Title 9 of the Arizona Administrative Code, Chapters 21 (Effective Date: July 1, 2016), 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 34.
- Arizona Administrative Code
- The AHCCCS Directory lists the agency's rules, substantive policy statements, and any materials incorporated by reference as required by A.R.S. Â§ 41-1091.
Written Agreements with the Federal Government
- The 1115 Waiver is granted by the federal government. As a result, AHCCCS does not have to follow certain federal statutes and regulations. However, AHCCCS must run its program under Special Terms and Conditions required by the federal government.
- The Arizona State Plans are comprehensive written contracts between AHCCCS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that describes the nature and scope of its Medicaid and CHIP programs.