AHCCCS is accepting public comments on the proposed 2022 Arizona Olmstead Plan through Sept. 22, 2022.
Olmstead is a 1999 United States Supreme Court decision that provided a legal framework to integrate individuals with disabilities into the communities in which they live. The Olmstead Plan benefits individuals who may be at risk of institutionalization, including individuals with behavioral health needs and members of the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) program.
Although the Supreme Court did not require state Medicaid programs to develop a plan, Arizona chose to create an opportunity for advocates, agencies, members, and community stakeholders to work together to further improve service delivery for individuals with disabilities.
The Olmstead Plan includes targeted strategies designed to mitigate institutionalization and support a member’s successful transition from an institutional setting into community-based living. The plan is limited to initiatives for which AHCCCS has direct impact on systemic change.
The Olmstead Plan is designed to be actionable and evolving, with time-specified objectives as well as performance targets that measure ongoing, positive changes.
Your comments will help inform the final draft of the 2022 Arizona Olmstead Plan. Learn more on the AHCCCS Olmstead web page.
Comments can be emailed to Olmstead@azahcccs.gov, or mailed to:
c/o Program Initiatives Team
801 E. Jefferson Street, Mail Drop 6500
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Subscribe to the AHCCCS Olmstead email list to receive email updates about the Olmstead Plan.
AHCCCS invites you to attend one of two online public forums that will educate participants about the proposed 2022 Arizona Olmstead Plan. The same information will be presented at each forum.