On July 12, AHCCCS submitted a proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) detailing the agency’s plan for reinvesting federal funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The spending plan includes strategies that seek to strengthen AHCCCS’ existing home and community based services (HCBS) program which serves individuals with disabilities and/or serious mental illnesses, individuals who are elderly, and children with behavioral health needs.
Feedback from AHCCCS members and families, other state agencies, contracted managed care organizations, health care providers, and other key stakeholders is reflected in the proposed spending plan.
Pending CMS approval of the ARPA spending plan, the agency will then begin work to administer and implement the approved components.
Learn more about ARPA reinvestment opportunities for Medicaid programs on the AHCCCS ARPA web page.