As of October 1, 2022, years of hard work in the AZ legislature paid off and inclusion of chiropractic care into AHCCCS for adults became official. The language in the AZ legislature includes services reimbursed under AHCCCS within the scope of chiropractic practice as defined by state law with a primary care referral. This specific language can be found by clicking here.
There are things you, as a provider, need to do if you want to participate in AHCCCS. The absolute first step, if you have not already, is to apply for an AHCCCS number by clicking here. The process is pretty straightforward and there are tutorial videos included on the website.
(For those of you wondering if it is a good financial decision to see AHCCCS patients, you can look at the fee schedule for AHCCCS services on their website by clicking here.)
Once that process is done, AHCCCS has a form that is sent to the individual plans, basically letting them know that you have an interest in becoming a provider. That form and instructions can be found by clicking here.
In the meantime, look for the list of plans in your county and familiarize yourself with how to notify them, using the AzAHP form, that you’d like to be a provider in their network. Those plans can be found by clicking here.
The AAC has concerns about full implementation of chiropractic benefits under AHCCS. We have an ongoing list of concerns that can be found by clicking here.
That’s it for now, but the AAC is going to be sending out regular emails to fill you in on the details around this massive change to chiropractic coverage in AZ.
The AAC has provided the above information with no assurances of inclusion in the AHCCCS program. Providers are encouraged to perform their own research to confirm information concerning the application process and inclusion in participating insurance company panels providing AHCCCS coverage.