AHCCCSArizona Health Care Cost Containment System
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The bill would expand AHCCCS covered services to include comprehensive dental coverage during pregnancy and appropriate the required state match funding.
Steward Health Choice Arizona reported on Wednesday the receipt of a full-risk, Medicaid managed care contract to manage physical and behavioural health care for Arizonans in the North and Central rural and urban counties from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
The 2012 law permanently barred abortion providers from participating in AHCCCS. The new law simply allows the agency to suspend any organization that does not adequately segregate its expenditures, meaning there's an ability to once again become part of the Medicaid program.
Stewart Grabel, from the Pima (County, AZ) Council on Aging, also attributes the successful portions of AHCCCS to when government supervision was at its highest.
When the AHCCCS contract becomes effective in October 2013, Health Net will be offered as an acute care health plan option to AHCCCS-eligible beneficiaries.
The court observed that the settlement amount would not necessarily lead to evidence of the remaining lien For purposes of establishing damages, a defendant can introduce in this type of case collateral sources of payment from insurers and possibly AHCCCS), while the plaintiff could introduce evidence of any lien for such payments.
When the state agency "discontinued direct administration" of those procedures, she said, "Mercy Care presented a plan to Arizona Catholic leaders and the AHCCCS for engaging a third-party administrator for family planning and any other procedures inconsistent with its sponsors' Catholic values.
* A controversial new policy implemented by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) which deprives hepatitis C (HCV) patient coverage for liver transplants is being challenged by patient advocates.
Arizona is the only state that does not currently participate in the federal rebate program since over 95 percent of the AHCCCS pharmacy spending is done by managed care.