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March 11, 2021

Temporary Changes to Home and Community Based Services To Be Extended Through Public Health Emergency

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), AHCCCS has implemented more than 47 programmatic changes in order to ensure access to care for members and to maintain the ongoing viability of its provider network.

The status of each of those requests is posted in the “Status of AHCCCS Emergency Authority Requests” document on this AHCCCS web page.

Although the Home and Community Based programmatic changes were due to expire March 12, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued assurance that the authority to continue these changes (known as Appendix K) will be extended for Arizona at least until the PHE ends.

A formal approval of Arizona's Appendix K extension will be posted on the AHCCCS website upon receipt, and, in the interim, all Appendix K flexibilities will be continued.

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