1115 Waiver Demonstration Renewal Request Submitted to CMS
AHCCCS submitted its 1115 Waiver demonstration renewal request to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 22, 2020. The final renewal packet, including a summary of the public comments received, can be found on the
AHCCCS Waiver Renewal web page. The current demonstration expires on Sept. 30, 2021.
AHCCCS is seeking a five year extension of many existing demonstration authorities.
In addition, the state is seeking to implement the following new requests:
Authority to allow for verbal consent in lieu of written signature for all care and treatment documentation for Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) members.
Authority to reimburse traditional healing services provided in, at, or as part of services offered by facilities and clinics operated by the Indian Health Service (IHS), a tribe or tribal organization, or an Urban Indian health program.
Authority to reimburse IHS and Tribal 638 facilities to cover the cost of adult dental services that are eligible for 100 percent FFP, that are in excess of the $1,000 emergency dental limit for adult members in Arizona’s State Plan and the
$1,000 dental limit for individuals age 21 or older enrolled in the ALTCS program.
The federal public comment period is open through Feb. 3, 2021. AHCCCS will meet with CMS through 2021 to finalize the 2021-2026 1115 Waiver.