The changes proposed by Gov. Doug Ducey include establishing a requirement that the low-income residents on the Medicaid program contribute to an account to help pay for services such as dental and vision care. The federal government, however, rejected the governor’s request to institute a requirement that Medicaid enrollees look for work and that they be limited to five years of coverage.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s Plan To Modernize Medicaid Wins Approval
Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to modernize Arizona’s Medicaid program won approval Friday from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, but the approved plan does not include a job-search requirement or five-year limit on benefits that the governor had sought. The letter from Acting CMS Administrator Andrew Slavitt states the Arizona Medicaid demonstration, called Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is extended five years through Sept. 30, 2021. The changes call for recipients to …
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