AHCCCS contracts with several health plans to provide covered services. An AHCCCS health plan works like a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). The health plan works with doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, specialists, etc. to provide care."
Most customers receive all medically necessary services from an AHCCCS Health Plan. Health Plans have networks of medical providers who are responsible for providing the medical, behavioral health, and family planning services..."
This booklet provides a brief overview of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the Medicaid agency in Arizona. AHCCCS is responsible for providing health insurance to low-income Arizonans...."
"The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona’s version of Medicaid. (A.R.S. §§ 36-2901 et seq.) AHCCCS provides health insurance to low income Arizonans through a health plan..."
Individual state profiles..."
Explains important basics about Arizona Medicaid. Topics include protections for the community spouse, transfers, income, and estate recovery..."
This primer provides an overview of the basic components of Medicaid, the nation's largest health coverage program, which covers nearly 60 million low-income individuals, including children and families, people with disabilities and seniors who are also covered by Medicare..."
...People who are either elderly, physically or developmentally disabled and who have need for long term care services may qualify for Medicaid under the Arizona Long Term Care Program (ALTCS). To qualify individuals must have income, which is below 300% of the federal SSI maximum benefit rate ..."
The Arizona Medical Assistance Program provides a full range of medical services to an individual or family who meet certain eligibility requirements. The medical benefits are provided by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)..."
"AHCCCS offers health insurance for families with children who are under 19 years old and who meet income and eligibility requirements. For those who qualify, there are no monthly premiums... The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant: Is an Arizona resident / Is an United States citizen or a qualified immigrant (If the person is not a U.S citizen or qualified immigrant, they may still be eligible for emergency services.) / Has a Social Security number or applies for one... Cooperates with the Division of Child Support Enforcement if needed / Applies for potential income that may be available, such as unemployment, pensions, and Social Security / Has family income under the income limits... "
"The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant: Is an Arizona resident / Is an United States citizen or a qualified immigrant / Has a Social Security number or applies for one / To apply for a Social Security number visit the U.S. Social Security Administration / Make a copy of the form submitted as confirmation of applying for a Social Security Number / Applies for potential income that may be available, such as unemployment, pensions, and Social Security / Is under the income limit ..."
"AHCCCS offers health insurance for individuals 65 and older. For those who qualify, there are no monthly premiums... The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant: Is an Arizona Resident / Is an United States citizen or a qualified immigrant (if the person is not a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant, they may still be eligible for emergency services.) / Has a Social Security number or applies for one... Applies for potential income that may be available, such as unemployment, pensions, and Social Security / Is under the income limit..."
An integral component of promoting the safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency of children, adults, and families in Arizona is in ensuring access to health care services. To this end, the Department of Economic Security (DES), in partnership with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), determines individuals’ eligibility for Medical Assistance... There are several types of medical assistance with different eligibility criteria, mostly dependent on the individual or family’s income and resources and residency in Arizona. Under state and federal laws, individuals who qualify for medical assistance ..."
"The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) administers the Federal Title XIX Medicaid program in the State of Arizona. The Medicaidprogram is called AHCCCS Health Insurance in this brochure and frequently referred to as MA or AHCCCS by DES staff. This federal program was established to provide health insurance to persons who could not otherwise afford to pay for their medical needs or insurance premiums..."
"There are several types of Medical Assistance (MA) with different eligibility criteria, mostly dependent on the individual or family’s income and resources and residency in Arizona... Individuals can pre-screen their eligibility for medical assistance and many other health and human service programs on-line..."
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona's Medicaid agency, offers several low or no cost medical coverage programs to Arizona families and children... AHCCCS for Families with Children... AHCCCS Care program... S.O.B.R.A... KidsCare... Health Insurance for Parents of Children..."
"...The poverty thresholds are the original version of the federal poverty measure... The poverty guidelines are the other version of the federal poverty measure.
Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group. There are special rules for those who live in nursing homes and for disabled children living at home.
...Federal law requires U.S. Citizens to document their citizenship and identity to qualify for AHCCCS Health Insurance..."
Medicaid citizenship requirements Under federal law, all U.S. citizens and certain legal immigrants who meet Medicaid’s financial and non-financial eligibility criteria are entitled to Medicaid. The Medicaid program has long required states to establish that individuals applying for Medicaid are U.S. citizens or satisfy the immigration restrictions.... "
What has changed? In the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, a new requirement was established with respect to citizenship verification of current and new Medicaid applicants. Citizen applicants were previously able to self-attest their citizenship and identity under penalty of perjury to qualify for Medicaid..... "
Under "Which Category", select "Medical Assistance" from the drop-down menu in Option 1"
Food Stamps, Cash Assistance and AHCCCS Health Insurance Application Download"
"You can use Health-e-Arizona to apply on-line for medical assistance, Food Stamps, and cash assistance. ..."
Administration... KidsCare Office... SSI/MAO Office"
All health plans cover the same services, but each may work with different doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, and other providers. Health Plans differ depending on where you live in Arizona. There are health plans in every county. When picking a health plan... Find out which plan contracts with your doctor (you can call your doctor's office)...
"...a list of all available AHCCCS health plans in Arizona. ..."
"American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) enrolled in AHCCCS or Children's Health Insurance Program (KidsCare) may choose to receive their coverage through the AHCCCS American Indian Health Program (AIHP) ..."
Healthcare Group of Arizona provides quality care and service through two robust Health Plans: Mercy Healthcare Group (MHG) and University Physicians Healthcare Group (UPH) for its HMO benefit plan options..."
MyAHCCCS is a secure self-help system that allows members to... See AHCCCS benefits... See health plan web sites... See annual health plan enrollment date..."
KidsCare is healthcare insurance made available by the State of Arizona. KidsCare offers healthcare at low cost to Arizona children 18 years old or younger..."
Each health plan provides the same quality services, but each may work with different doctors, dentists, and hospitals. Health Plans differ depending on where you live in Arizona. There are health plans in every county..."
Are you uninsured? You are not alone. Millions of Americans are without health insurance. Some lost their insurance when they lost their jobs. Others work hard, but their jobs don’t provide health insurance benefits. Whatever the reason, finding health insurance can be difficult..."
How does Medicaid help children in Arizona? Children make up 49% of Arizona’s Medicaid population, but are of very low cost, accounting for only 38% of the state’s Medicaid spending...."
Individual state profiles..."
Eligibility Criteria... Benefits... Participants... Spending..."
Parents have access to public health insurance coverage primarily through plans that target “families”... Eligibility Criteria..."
Research suggests that, on average, families need an income of about twice the federal poverty level to meet their most basic needs. Children living in families with incomes below this level—$40,000 for a family of four in 2006—are referred to as low income..."
"KidsCare is Arizona's health insurance for children under 19. Children ages 18 and younger that qualify can get medical, dental and vision services; all three services combined in one simple plan.
KidsCare is inexpensive; a family's payments are based on the family income and the number of children who qualify..."
The Arizona Department of Health Services operates a Primary Care Program (PCP) that provides access to primary care health services for uninsured, low-income Arizona residents of all ages. The program serves Arizona residents with family income no greater than 200 percent FPL.."
"...hand-held guide available that outlines your state’s (Arizona) public and private health care choices for individuals and groups in almost every demographic profile, as well as offers a reference list of phone numbers and Web sites..."
...Help is available to certain low-income residents of Arizona who cannot afford to buy health insurance. Medicaid—which in Arizona is known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)—and KidsCare offer free or subsidized health insurance coverage, direct medical services or other help....."
"Community, Migrant, and Homeless Health Centers are non-profit, community-directed providers that remove common barriers to care by serving communities who otherwise confront financial, geographic, language, cultural and other barriers."
If you need affordable health care, a Community Health Center may be what you're looking for... Click here to find the health center closest to your address or to see a list of health centers in your state or county/parish..."
"Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers provide •checkups when you're well •treatment when you're sick •complete care when you're pregnant •immunizations and checkups for your children •dental care and prescription drugs for your family •mental health and substance abuse care if you need it..."
AHCCCS health plans provide the following medical services..."
Medical care includes: Doctor office visits... Well Child visits and immunizations... Physical exams... Prescriptions and medical supplies... Laboratory & x-rays... Specialist care..."
Medicaid benefits: Online database"
Nationally, nearly 17 million nonelderly women— including 14 percent of those living in Arizona—are covered through Medicaid.1,2 In fact, women comprise the majority (69 percent) of Arizona’s adult Medicaid beneficiaries.3 Women are more likely than men to qualify for Medicaid because they tend to be poorer and are more likely to meet the program’s stringent eligibility criteria..."
As of July 2003, 952,682 people were covered under Arizona’s Medicaid/SCHIP programs.1 There were 779,682 enrollees financed by the traditional Medicaid program and 51,027 by the separate SCHIP program. In Federal fiscal year 2001, Arizona spent about $2.5 billion to provide Medicaid services..."
Comprehensive dental benefits for children... Limited (emergency) dental benefits foradults... New Adult ALTCS Dental Benefit... Primarily DD and EPD adults... Effective October, 2007 (session law)... $1000 annually for basic services in additionto existing benefits..."
"The Guide is intended to serve as a resource of current information on clinical practice, evolving technologies and recommendations in dental care. The guide is not intended to change current Medicaid policies, nor is it intended to impose any new requirements on states..."
Dental services under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, the Medicaid program, are an optional service for the adult population, individuals age 21 and older. However, dental services are a required service for most Medicaid-eligible individuals under the age of 21, as a required component of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit..."
When you contact the SHIP office, we will link you with a local SHIP counselor, who can meet with you and help you with: Medicare Eligibility, Benefits and claim filing... Medicaid (AHCCCS) Eligibility, Benefits and claim filing... Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage)..."
These are Arizona Nursing Homes in cities A - Z."
A consumer's guide to information and help about assisted living in Arizona, with a directory of assisted living facilities..."
A consumer's guide to information and help about Home Health Care and Home Health Agencies in Arizona, with a directory ..."
"A person receiving Medicare may qualify to have their Medicare premiums, co-payments, and deductibles paid. To learn more... "
Individuals who are entitled to Medicare Part A and/or Part B and are eligible for some form of Medicaid benefit are often referred to as “dual eligibles.” These benefits are sometimes referred to as Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs). Dual eligibles are eligible for some form of Medicaid benefit, whether that Medicaid coverage is limited to certain costs, such as Medicare premiums, or the full benefits covered under the State Medicaid plan..."
Nearly 8.8 million Medicaid beneficiaries are “dual eligibles” – low-income seniors and younger persons with disabilities who are enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Dual eligibles are among the sickest and poorest individuals covered by either the Medicaid or Medicare programs..."
"The 1115 Waiver refers to section 1115 of the Social Security Act (SSA). States must comply with Title XIX (Medicaid) and Title XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program) of the SSA. Since Arizona began providing Medicaid on October 1, 1982, AHCCCS has been exempt from specific provisions of the SSA, pursuant to an 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver... "
"In 2006, there were 32,358 Medicaid HCBS participants in Arizona (Table 1). In that same year, expenditures on Medicaid HCBS were $694,692,383..."
...Details for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System ..."
"The chief goal of the AHCCCS Office of Program Integrity is to ensure that AHCCCS (Medicaid) funds are used effectively, efficiently, and in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and policies. Every dollar lost to the misuse of AHCCCS benefits is one less dollar available to fund programs which provide essential medical services for Arizona residents... "
...TThe Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is a federally funded unit charged with investigating and prosecuting: Medicaid (AHCCCS) fraud; fraud in the administration of the Medicaid program; and abuse, neglect or financial exploitation occurring in Medicaid facilities or committed by Medicaid providers or their employees..."
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