AHCCCS & DDD Updates

Medicaid Expansion 
On January 14, 2013, Governor Brewer announced her proposal to restore Prop 204 coverage for childless adults and expand Medicaid coverage to 133% of FPL in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. Details about her plan will be released in the near future. Her recommendation will now be considered by the Legislature in the 2013 legislative session. To learn more, click here.

AHCCCS Continuation 
Every ten years, the Legislature must review and decide whether to continue the AHCCCS program. To learn more about the AHCCCS Continuation Bill, click here.

Please review the updated Rate Book effective for August 1, 2012 dates of service.
Main changes in the updated Rate Book include:
• New guidelines for billing Respite hourly and Respite Daily
• New Respite Daily (RSD) rates
• New guidelines for billing Nursing services
• New service code for Nursing Visit (HNV)
• Eleven updated Therapy Tiers

Please review the entire updated Rate Book, which is located here.

DCW Training:

One resource for you is the AHCCCS Website which has a lot of information. There are rumors that there will be audits to ensure you are compliant with the training.

Role of Individual Representatives and Paid Caregivers within the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS)

To view a notice from AHCCCS explaining more, click here.