Tag Archives: Arizona

  • States that control their own insurance marketplaces – called state-based marketplaces (SBMs) – are leaders in providing affordability and choice, outperforming the federal marketplace on notable markers including higher enrollment, lower premium rate hikes, more participating issuers, and successfully attracting a young consumer base. These accomplishments are especially notable given recent federal policy actions that […]

  • 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 […]

    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Arizona
  • Many states began moving forward with their plans to expand Medicaid even before the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling on the ACA. Other states have more recently decided to pursue expansion, with a number pursuing non-traditional Medicaid alternatives. This webinar will provide a closer look at the various ways states are expanding Medicaid to those who […]

    January 16, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars
  • In Arizona:   As of July 1, 2011, there were 1,351,988 beneficiaries enrolled in Arizona Medicaid. Of these, 1,198,818 were enrolled in Medicaid-only managed care organizations providing physical and oral health benefits, and 124,491 were enrolled in a prepaid inpatient health plan for mental health and substance use disorders. The state Medicaid agency contracts with […]

    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Arizona
  • By Scott Holladay March 2013 The goal of evidence-based supported employment is to place individuals with serious mental illness in real, competitive jobs. This evidence–based practice (EBP) is highly effective, resulting in competitive employment at nearly three times the rate of other vocational services.[1] Studies comparing supported employment with day treatment have shown similar results.[2] […]

    March 5, 2013 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • State decisions about whether or not to do the Medicaid expansion have begun to unfold, but Medicaid has many other critical changes on its plate.  States have complex eligibility and enrollment, financing, benefit design and consumer assistance requirements to untangle, and 2014 is approaching quickly. This State Refor(u)m webinar will provide a brief overview of […]

    February 14, 2013 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Webinars
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Arizona  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Arizona  2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Arizona  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Arizona  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Arizona NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Arizona operates a separate CHIP program, […]

    December 5, 2012 | Filed under: Arizona
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Arizona
  • Report 1 in a Series of State Case Studies Arizona began providing acute care services to Medicaid eligible residents in 1982 through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), a Section 1115 Research and Demonstraction Waiver demonstration program approved by the US Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Long term care services were covered under […]

  • This report, prepared by NASHP for the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, summarizes how leading states analyze state and federal race/ethnicity data in strategic plans and reports aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health status and health care. It features Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and […]