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AHCCCS announces intention to focus Whole Person Care Initiative on maintenance, rather than expansion

Michael Goldberg | Sep 22, 2020 | Arizona

AHCCCS will submit its five year 1115 Waiver renewal request with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in December 2020. The waiver renewal request will outline an updated set of priorities in response to COVID-19, as the pandemic has shifted the agency’s focus to maintaining current services for...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Andrea Kamenca

Michael Goldberg | Sep 21, 2020 | Arizona

Andrea Kamenca is the Executive Director of the Arizona Veterans Research and Education Foundation and a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University's Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She joined us before COVID-19 on "What They're Watching" for a prescient look at the rise of telemedicine and the way...[ Read More ]

Commonwealth Fund 2020 health care rankings

Haley Donwerth | Sep 11, 2020 | Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

The Commonwealth Fund released its 2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance Sept. 11, offering a state-by-state comparison on a broad range of health indicators prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.     The new scorecard includes a total of 49 measurements, such as “Access and Affordability” which looks at rates...[ Read More ]

Arizona AHCCCS recieved $2.4 million crisis counseling grant extension

Haley Donwerth | Sep 11, 2020 | Arizona

Arizona’s Medicaid Department received a grant extension on September 3 to help them continue serving eligible individuals with crisis counseling.  After receiving the original $532,804 crisis counseling grant in June 2020, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) was approved the $2.4 million grant extension in August for continued assistance...[ Read More ]

Medicaid enrollment increases through August 2020

Haley Donwerth | Sep 8, 2020 | Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

Out of 39 total states reporting, Families USA said Utah has one of the highest percentage increases of Medicaid enrollments since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Utah saw a 13.7% increase in Medicaid enrollees from February 2020 to July 2020 - the second largest increase behind Kentucky’s 14.3% increase.    ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Medicaid enrollment, State fiscal highlights, Health care ballot initiative

| Aug 27, 2020 | Arizona

Our 2020 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now set for December. Initially, as you know, our event was to be held in May as it was last year. However, with COVID and our development of a customized virtual conference platform, we've needed a few extra months to...[ Read More ]

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