Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Aug 8, 2011

Arizona health insurance rate requests to come under federal review

The federal government will start reviewing proposed health-insurance rate increases in Arizona next month, after determining that the state has an “ineffective” rate-review plan.

Jul 1, 2011

Feds give approval for AHCCCS freeze

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System finally received approval from the federal government for its partial enrollment freeze, though the one-day delay will push back freeze by an extra week.

Apr 15, 2011

AHCCCS lawsuit on hold, but not for long

A liberal advocacy group said it will wait to see if the feds shoot down Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid reform plan before it files a lawsuit to do the same.

Apr 4, 2011

Budget language sparks confusion, accusations over transplant coverage

Confusing and roundabout language in the 2012 budget led to several days of Democratic sniping at Gov. Jan Brewer, who said the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System is on its way to restoring transplant coverage that was eliminated last year.

Apr 1, 2011

Brewer will seek to restore transplant coverage in AHCCCS plan

Gov. Jan Brewer made an official request for the feds to approve her Medicaid reform plan, submitting a proposal that would freeze enrollment for adults on AHCCCS, cut reimbursement to health care providers and scale back some benefits.