Arizona – Medical Homes

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the state Medicaid agency, included an emphasis on the development of medical homes to increase beneficiaries’ health security as part of their 2010 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Strategy Report. AHCCCS has also prepared a draft state plan amendment to create a medical home program for fee-for-service American Indians.

Currently, Medicaid recipients enrolled in UnitedHealth’s Medicaid managed care plan are eligible to participate in a patient-centered medical home program developed by UnitedHealth and IBM.

Federal Support: Arizona has received a planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a state plan amendment to implement Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), establishing health homes for Medicaid enrollees with chronic conditions. The state is in the process of developing a state plan amendment targeting adult patients with severe mental illness in Maricopa County, which incorporates multiple major metropolitan areas including Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. To learn more about Section 2703 Health Homes, visit the CMS Health Homes webpage.

Last Updated: April 2014