AHCCCS Program Planning

AHCCCS program plans are updated regularly and propose a variety of strategies designed to promote innovation, accomplish short- and long-term goals, and ensure the best possible use of resources in order to deliver quality health care to those in need.

The purpose of the AHCCCS Health IT Strategic Plan is to showcase the state’s current and future health IT and data exchange environment with the goal of improving population health, enhancing the patient experience, and lowering cost. This plan documents current challenges and is a forward-looking resource for AHCCCS that identifies the agency’s health IT priorities and goals. Understanding the characteristics of Arizona’s health IT and HIE efforts, both existing and planned, will improve targeting of initiatives and focus areas for stakeholders across the state to improve quality of care and benefit the experience for Arizona beneficiaries.

AHCCCS developed a State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP) that describes how the agency will:
  • Administer the incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals
  • Conduct adequate oversight of the program, including tracking meaningful use
  • Encourage the adoption of certified EHR technology and
  • Provide leadership for Medicaid stakeholders and other HIT partners by participating in key organizations that are pursing a sustainable health information exchange.