AHCCCS Public Comment Period

Prior Quarter Coverage Waiver Open for Public Comments AHCCCS seeks comments from members, families, stakeholders and the public PRIOR TO FEB. 25 on a request to waive the requirement to provide three months of retroactive coverage for new AHCCCS members. Limiting retroactive coverage to the beginning of the month of application is consistent with Arizona’s… Read More

2018 Arizona Eligibility Limits

     Every year there are changes to the eligibility standards for Medicaid (ALTCS is Arizona’s Medicaid for chronically ill and disabled).  These standards mirror the changes in the federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare.  Providing new ALTCS applicants correct and current information is crucial to the success of application approval as well… Read More

Top Reasons facilities see Medicaid Revenue Loss

Improperly managed Medicaid applications Share of Cost (Patient Liability) not being paid No secondary payer and no plan in place to secure one Limited staff time to manage this process until crisis or bad debt occurs Misunderstanding of Medicaid rules and regulations Not being able to discharge a resident due to funding challenges Poor coordination… Read More


Cost of care in a nursing home averages nationally to about $7500/month. Most families need assistance paying for this level of care. Medicaid is our country’s safety net that helps with these costs. Medicaid is part federal and part state mandated. This means that a person needing Medicaid must apply in the state in which… Read More