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October 19, 2021

AHCCCS Extends ROPA Registration Deadline Through the Duration of the Public Health Emergency

Due to the extended COVID-19 public health emergency, and in an effort to ensure that no members experience disruptions in care, the registration deadline for providers who refer, order, prescribe, or attend (ROPA) to Medicaid patients, but who are not registered AHCCCS providers, has been extended through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

All health care providers who refer AHCCCS members for an item or service, who order non-physician services for members, who prescribe medications to members, and who attend/certify medical necessity for services and/or who take primary responsibility for members' medical care must be registered as AHCCCS providers. Some providers, such as residents and interns, are excepted from this registration requirement. AHCCCS publishes a list of excepted providers on the AHCCCS ROPA web page and updates the list regularly.

For additional information about ROPA, visit the AHCCCS ROPA web page.

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