AHCCCS Contractor Operations Manual (ACOM)

Information Regarding COVID-19

In response to Medicaid-related questions from providers and contractors arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, AHCCCS has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) which is updated regularly. It is important to note that there are instances where the information presented in the CMS-approved flexibilities and COVID-19 FAQs does not align with provisions set forth by the AHCCCS Contractor Operations Manual (ACOM). In these instances the CMS-approved flexibilities and FAQs take precedence and are controlling.

COVID-19 FAQs

 Name Change


Effective April 1, 2021 Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP) will be changing to Comprehensive Health Plan (CHP). AHCCCS is in the process of revising all pertinent documents to reflect the new name.

The purpose of the ACOM is to consolidate and provide ease of access to the Administrative, Claims, Financial, and Operational Policies of the AHCCCS Administration. The ACOM Manual provides information to Contractors and subcontractors who are delegated responsibilities under a contract. The ACOM should be referenced in conjunction with State and Federal regulations, other Agency manuals, and applicable contracts.


 How to Submit Public Comments


ACOM and AMPM Policies and related materials that have been opened for review/revisions and will serve to provide Tribal Consultation Notification and Public Comment can be found at the below location. This location allows stakeholders to review and submit comments regarding proposed revisions. The Policies will be open for comment for not more than 45 days unless otherwise stipulated. Should an expedited time period be utilized, the expedited time period will not be less than two weeks. The comment deadline will be specified on each document.

Tribal Consultation Notification and Public Comment

Coming soon! A new public comment software is anticipated to launch October 15th, 2021.


To view ACOM Policies, select Policy from the ACOM Table of Contents below.


Policies with Changes that include revisions due to CMDP Integration of Behavioral Health Services

Pursuant to Laws 2019, 1st Regular Session, Chapter 305, behavioral health services for children in DCS custody were anticipated to transition from the RBHA Contractors to DCS/ CMDP effective October 1, 2020. However, this implementation has been delayed. Revisions that have already been completed for ACOM and AMPM Policies and Attachment(s), related to this anticipated integration [listed in document provided below], will remain in the impacted policies but will not be applicable until such time that CMDP behavioral health service integration is implemented. Revisions unrelated to the integration of behavioral health services for CMDP members; will continue to be effective October 1, 2020.

POLICIES WITH CHANGES THAT INCLUDE REVISIONS DUE TO CMDP INTEGRATION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES