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Comprehensive Person-Centered State Work Incentive Initiatives:

A Resource Center for Developing & Implementing Medicaid Buy In Programs
and
Related Employment Initiatives for Persons with Disabilities


Arizona


I. Overview of a State’s Comprehensive Person-Centered Employment Initiatives

Medicaid Buy-In legislation enacted in 2002 and was effective January 1, 2003.

New- Download file of two summary charts
Chart contents:
State's Medicaid Buy-In Program Design Features
- Income Eligibility Criteria
- Resource Limits and Exclusions
- Cost Sharing - Minimum Income Level and Premium or Cost Share Methods
- Work Related Policies and Protections
State's SSI and Other Medicaid Income Standards for Adults with Disabilities


II. What’s New and Persons to Contact

Arizona adopted Medicaid Buy-In legislation in 2002.

204 enrolled in Arizona Medicaid Buy-In program as of June 1, 2003
Source: “Freedom to Work” program data from
http://www.ahcccs.state.az.us/Statistics/AcuteLTCRpt/
2003/June/EligibilityKeyCodeSummary.pdf

 

III. Program Development - Past and Present

  • Executive Branch Leadership, Cross Disability Coalition Leadership and Interagency Working Groups
  • Initial Planning, Information Gathering and Program and Fiscal Estimates

 

IV. State Legislation - Adopted and Pending

New- Download excerpt from text of Arizona Medicaid Buy-In law enacted in 2002

Link to Arizona Medicaid Buy-In law
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/
45leg/1r/laws/0385.htm

See Section 2950

 

V. Current State Policies and Program Descriptions

  • State Policies: State Plans, Regulations and Waiver Requests to Federal Agencies - Pending and Adopted Programs
  • Ensuring Informed Choice and Person - Centered Programs: Benefits Counseling, Work Force Investment Act Implementation and Related Educational Services

    New-
    Download text of Arizona Medicaid Buy-In regulations
  • Descriptions for Consumers and Staff Training Activities

Arizona ACCCHS Web Site for Adults without Children
http://www.ahcccs.state.az.us/services/
EligReqirements/NoChildren.asp

VI. Program Data and Impact

 

VII. Comprehensive Employment Initiatives


Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy and Center for Health Services Research and Policy at George Washington University

Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support provided by NIDRR of the US Department of Education through the RRTC on Workforce Investment and Employment Policy at the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at the University of Iowa. (#H133B980042) 

Website created and maintained by the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at the University of Iowa College of Law. The opinions and analyses set out in the articles on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the US Department of Education, George Washington University or the University of Iowa.