AHCCCS – What does it mean?

Nov 6, 2020 | AHCCCS, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

AHCCCS stands for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

It’s Arizona’s Medicaid agency that offers services to Arizona residents who meet certain requirements.

While the plan is widely used for adults and children who meet certain income requirements, and those with disabilities, it’s also available to adults over the age of 65. Those who qualify pay no monthly premium.

Adults over the age of 65 qualify if they:

  • Are an Arizona resident
  • Have a social security card
  • Are under the income limit

AHCCCS Medicaid Program is Available for Low Income Individuals and Family’s

The income limit in Arizona is less than $1,067 for an individuals or $1,437 for a couple per month.

An AHCCCS plan works like an HMO plan with a network of doctors contracted to provide services. A Primary Care Physician would need to give a referral to see a specialist. AHCCCS plans cover most basic medical needs including doctor’s visits and hospital services, labs and x-rays, immunizations, emergency care, and specialists.

Arizona’s Long Term Care System (ALTCS)

Some individuals may qualify for Arizona’s Long Term Care Services program, ALTCS, which covers nursing facilities, in-home care and assisted living services.

If you do not qualify for these services, due to your income, CSG Medicare Pros can walk you through your options.

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