Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Requirements

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As a result of ARS 36-.2907.14, AHCCCS and its contracted health plans are implementing new standards and reporting requirements for all Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) receiving AHCCCS reimbursement. These new standards and reporting requirements are in addition to all State or Federal licensing and registrations requirements.

As of Aug. 27, 2019, newly-established OTP sites are required to submit to and obtain AHCCCS approval for all the plans listed below along with a checklist (to be developed). AHCCCS approval of each plan is required prior to the provision of AHCCCS reimbursable services. If approved, the new OTP site will be required to submit an annual report containing all of the identified plans and checklist in November of each year.

Any existing AHCCCS registered OTP site is required to submit all required plans and the checklist on November 15th of each year. Please submit all reports and corresponding documentation as well as any questions or concerns to GrantsManagement@azahcccs.gov.

Plans required from the OTPs include:

  1. Detailed security plan
  2. Neighborhood engagement plan
  3. Comprehensive plan to demonstrate how the OTP ensures that appropriate medication-assisted standards of care are met
  4. Community relations and education plan
  5. Current diversion control plan

AHCCCS will post these reports on its website for public comment for a period of 30 days, and summarize the plans in a report to the Governor due no later than January 15 of each year. Plans will be posted for public review on the Public Notices and Opportunities web page under Behavioral Health. Plans that have been submitted to AHCCCS for 2023 submissions will remain posted for public comment until December 19, 2023. December 19, 2023 will also be the last day of public comment regarding OTP reporting.

In December 2019, AHCCCS and the Department of Health Services established standards for designating 24/7 Access Points for treating opioid use disorder statewide. Public forums were held on November 18th of 2019 discussing these standards in both Phoenix and Tucson.

More information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

Contact Grantsmanagement@azahcccs.gov with questions.

As a result of ARS 36-2907.15, AHCCCS and the Department of Health Services worked to establish standards for designating 24/7 access points, previously identified as centers of excellence.

  • 2019 Opioid Treatment Program Requirements
  • Standards for designating 24/7 access points for treatment of Opioid Use Disorders Statewide