AHCCCS Medical Program Article


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona’s version of Medicaid. (A.R.S. §§ 36-2901 et seq.)  AHCCCS provides health insurance to low income Arizonans through a health plan. Doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, etc. are included in the health plan to provide all AHCCCS covered services. 

In addition to health plans, AHCCCS has several programs for seniors including:

  • Medicare Cost Sharing provides help with Medicare expenses
  • SSI Cash/Medical Assistance Only program provides medical coverage for seniors who do not receive monthly cash benefits under the Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI),
  • Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) which provides ongoing services at nursing facility level of care either at an individual’s home, assisted living facility or in a nursing home.

 For more information about eligibility and enrollment, call (888) 334-5283 or (602)417-4000.


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  • My husband is going to prison, we have a three year old and one more on the way. He is our sole income provider, will I be able to get any kind of income support while he is gone??
  • How can i get another Ahcccs card for my one year old daughter
  • What is considered poverty level? how do i know if i qualify for the program?
  • I am 19, I moved away from home when I was 17. I have since then have lived with my boyfriend and gone to school. I am finishing HS and will be getting ready to make some decisions for college. I do not work. Would I be eligible for AHCCS?
  • Myself and my 5 sons were on AHCCCS but I canceled when I got married. Well now my husband and I are separated and I'm on SSI no other income. Can I re qualify for myself and my 5 sons or at least my 5 sons even if I'm still legally married?
  • What if Medicaid continually refuses to diagnose a medical condition that Medicare covers? Should Medicaid follow Medicare LCD's? I have Medicare FFS and Medicaid.
  • Where can I find more information on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act? Is there anything that can be done if a hospital violates this Act? Who needs to be contacted?
  • IS THERE ANY AHCCCCS PLAN THAT HELPS OUT WITH DENTAL BESIDES ONLY DOING EXSTRACTIONS.
  • Does anyone know how long (even ballpark) it takes AHCCCS to follow up on a fraud report? I sent one in on April 1st, and the fraudulent person is *still* getting services! I gave them all of the info they need to verify this person has group insurance. They just have to make one phone call to prove the case.
  • does Ahcccs include vision eye exams?

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