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March 3, 2020

AHCCCS To Share Medicaid Data with University of Arizona for Research Purposes

AHCCCS is pleased to announce the execution of an agreement with the University of Arizona (U of A) to make Medicaid demographic data sets available to the University for research purposes. AHCCCS maintains a similar data-sharing agreement with Arizona State University (ASU) Center for Health Information Research (CHIR).

Both contracts are managed through the Arizona Board of Regents. AHCCCS appreciates the support of the Board of Regents and the continued efforts of State Senator Heather Carter to advance an expanded partnership between AHCCCS and the U of A, facilitating the sharing of critical data and allowing for additional research and analysis of various aspects of the state's health care delivery system.

“As the largest insurer in the state, covering over 1.8 million Arizonans, AHCCCS' data is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and organizations interested in understanding both the quality and cost of health care services and supports offered to over one quarter of the state's population,” said Senator Carter. “The agreement with the U of A will further our ability to assess the current delivery system and drive needed reform efforts going forward."

It should be noted that all established agreements comply with state and federal laws regarding the disclosure of confidential, individually identifiable health information. Requests for data from external customers, outside of the U of A, should continue to be directed to ASU CHIR.

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