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April 17, 2020

Financial and Information Resources Available to Arizona Health Care Providers

To help health care providers deliver services and do business during the COVID-19 emergency, AHCCCS has compiled several financial and informational resources.

Information for Providers

In a combined effort with the Health Information Exchange (HIE), AHCCCS managed care health plans have launched a COVID-19 Information for Providers web page with centralized resources, including critical Arizona state announcements, important FAQs and other relevant documents, trainings, and webinars. If providers have questions about the content on this site they are encouraged to contact their health plan representative.

Grants to Serve Individuals With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) announces an upcoming grant opportunity for providers. Qualified Arizona organizations may apply for small grant funds to alleviate anxiety and social isolation for individuals with developmental disabilities. Any state contracting agency approved to provide support and services to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities may apply for grants from $500 to $2,500. Subscribe to ADDPC email alerts for upcoming information or contact jon@arcarizona.org, 602-290-1632.

Telehealth Funding

The Federal Communications Commission has opened the COVID-19 Telehealth Program to eligible health care provider sites that treat patients, whether located in rural or non-rural areas or U.S. territories. This is not a grant. The program will fund the purchase of telecommunications, information services, and connected devices necessary to provide telehealth services to patients in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Devices for which funding is requested must be integral to patient care.

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program is limited to nonprofit and public eligible health care providers that fall within the categories of health care providers in section 254(h)(7)(B) of the 1996 Act: (1) post-secondary educational institutions offering health care instruction, teaching hospitals, and medical schools; (2) community health centers or health centers providing health care to migrants; (3) local health departments or agencies; (4) community mental health centers; (5) not-for-profit hospitals; (6) rural health clinics; (7) skilled nursing facilities; or (8) consortia of health care providers consisting of one or more entities falling into the first seven categories. For purposes of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which is authorized by the CARES Act, and not the 1996 Telecommunications Act, both rural and non-rural health clinics are eligible to receive funding.

Additional grant opportunities are available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. Subscribe to SAMHSA email announcements for the latest information.

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