State health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Coverage  in Arizona

Arizona has expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in Arizona.[ii]

Health Insurance Exchange Information: Arizona has a Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM).[iii]  People can use the FFM to compare plans, purchase low-cost insurance, and take advantage of federal tax subsidies that apply.

Eligibility and Enrollment: People in Arizona can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are three ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and to apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can use Arizona’s online application for free or low cost health benefits.[iv]

2) They can use the online application on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.[v]

3) They can contact the Marketplace call center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (1-800-318-2596 TTY: 1-855-889-4325).[vi]

 

Arizona Medicaid and Health Insurance Links 

Link to the state Medicaid agency website[vii]for more information on Medicaid and for application forms you can download and print

Link to important contact information and Medicaid helpline number (1-800-654-8713)[viii]

Link to a list of local Arizona Medicaid offices with contact information[ix]

Link to a summary of Arizona’s basic eligibility guidelines[x]

Link to information on Arizona’s Medicaid State Plan[xi]; in AZ, benefits covered are the same for the traditionally eligible Medicaid population and the Medicaid expansion population under the ACA

 Link to the Medicaid Member Handbook on Covered Services[xii]

Link to an organizational chart of the Arizona Medicaid agency[xiii]

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director[xiv]

Link to the Medicaid provider manual[xv]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on Arizona’s health insurance exchange? Arizona currently does not have its own health insurance exchange. Apply for coverage at Heathcare.gov.

 Where can you find help enrolling in coverage and answers to questions? Link to enrollment help [xvi]

 

State Health Information

How many people in Arizona are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2013, 19% of Arizona’s population was uninsured. The total number of potential marketplace participants is 628,000.[xvii]

How many are enrolled so far? 169,178 individuals have selected a marketplace plan as of January 2015.[xviii]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 469,000 Arizona’s uninsured are eligible for Medicaid; 363,000 of them are adults.[xix]

 Is Arizona a Medicaid health home state? No.

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

House: Rep. Heather Carter (R-District 15) chairs the House Health Committee.[xx]

 Senate: Sen. Nancy Barto (R-District 15) chairs the Health & Human Services Committee. [xxi]

 Other Related Information and Links for Arizona

Link to information on the Arizona Department Corrections[xxii]

 Link to information about Arizona’s substance abuse services[xxiii]

 Link to information about Arizona’s mental health services[xxiv]

 Link to The Arizona Council of Human Service Providers to get information about Arizona’s mental health and substance use disorder service providers.[xxv]

 

General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform

 Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for Arizona [xxvi]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxvii]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxviii]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

 InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxix]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help  and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxx]

 Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxxi]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxxii]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxxiii]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxxiv]

 

Click here to return to the map of state profiles: state-by-state healthcare profile map

 

[i] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by State, Arizona, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 9:29 a.m.: http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/arizona.html.

[ii] See supra at 63.

[iii] See Kaiser Family Foundation, State Decisions on Health Insurance Marketplaces and the Medicaid Expansion, last viewed on December 18, 2014 at 3:52 p.m. http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-decisions-for-creating-health-insurance-exchanges-and-expanding-medicaid/.

[iv] See Cover Arizona, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.:  http://coveraz.org/.

[v] See Healthcare.gov, Create An Account, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.: https://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/b/create-account/.

[vi] See supra at 68.

[vii] See Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 9:37 a.m.: http://www.azahcccs.gov/.

[viii] See supra at 69.

[ix] See Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Offices, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 9:37 a.m., http://www.azahcccs.gov/shared/contacts.aspx.

[x] See CMS, State Medicaid and CHIP Income Eligibility Standards, (For MAGI Groups, based on state decisions as of July 1, 2014), last viewed on December 15, 2014, at 10:07 a.m. (Provides data for all 50 states.)

[xi] See Medicaid.gov, State Resources, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, last viewed on December 15, 2014, at 10:20 a.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments.html?filterBy=Arizona (Provides State Plan Amendments and Summaries).

[xii] See Arizona Department of Economic Security, My Family Benefits, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 9:46 a.m., https://egov.azdes.gov/dbme/faa/myFamilyBenefits/authorization/login.aspx.

[xiii] See, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Organizational Chart, last viewed on December 19, 2014 at 9:49 a.m. http://www.azahcccs.gov/shared/Downloads/AHCCCSorgchart.pdf.

[xiv] See National Association of Medicaid Directors, About Us, State Directors, last viewed on December 15, 2014, at 11:19 a.m., http://medicaiddirectors.org/about/state-directors. (Includes contact information for the State Medicaid Director of all 50 states.)

[xv] See, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Medical Policy Manual, last viewed on December 19, 2014 at 9:53 a.m. http://www.azahcccs.gov/shared/MedicalPolicyManual/MedicalPolicyManual.aspx.

[xvi]See HealthCare.gov, Get Answers, last viewed at December 15, 2014, at 12:01 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/get-answers/.

[xvii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 9:55 a.m. http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-population/?state=AZ.

[xviii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics, last viewed at December 18, 2014, at 4:14 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xix] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed on December 15, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.: http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-arizona/

[xx] See Arizona State Legislature, Standing Committees, House of Representatives, Health, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 11:12 a.m., http://www.azleg.gov/CommitteeInfo.asp?Committee_ID=6&Session_ID=112.

[xxi] See Arizona State Legislature, Standing Committees, Senate, Health and Human Services, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 11:12 a.m., http://www.azleg.gov/CommitteeInfo.asp?Committee_ID=58&Session_ID=112.

[xxii] See Arizona Department of Corrections, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 11:28 a.m., https://corrections.az.gov/.

[xxiii] See Arizona Department of Health Services, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 11:28 a.m., http://www.azdhs.gov/bhs/recipients/addiction.htm.

[xxiv] See Arizona Department of Health Services, last viewed on December 19, 2014, at 11:28 a.m., http://www.azdhs.gov/bhs/.

[xxv] See The Arizona Council Of Human Service Providers, http://www.azcouncil.com/

[xxvi] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=AZ.

[xxvii]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxviii]   See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxix]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxx]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxxi] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxxii] See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxv  See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxvi See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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