Office of the Director

 

OOD Division Overview

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is led by the Director who is appointed by the Governor. The Director has overall responsibility for ensuring that the Agency meets the goals established in the Agency Strategic Plan and insures that the organization has the administrative infrastructure to meet the needs of the Agency.

The Director provides strategic direction and manages high level, critical issues for the Agency at the local, state and federal levels. Through the Executive Staff, the Director manages all aspects of the Agency's business processes and is responsible for implementing and developing administrative policies and procedures to support the delivery of health care services for over one million AHCCCS members.

The Deputy Director assumes responsibilities of the Director in his absence or discretion and represents the Agency among a wide range of Agency stakeholders. The Deputy Director also oversees the majority of the Agency operations and is responsible for providing counsel and recommendations to the Director on Agency issues and programs.

In addition to the Director and Deputy Director, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) oversees the quality and delivery of health care services provided by AHCCCS. The CMO approves the AHCCCS medical policies and assures the appropriate evaluation of contract compliance.

The Office of the Director (OOD) consists of: the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR); the Office of Business Intelligence (OBI); the Dental Director; the Pharmacy Director; the HIT Coordinator, and Project Management/Payment Modernization (PMPM).

Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) 

OIR is responsible for the development of AHCCCS state and federal legislative initiatives and legislation. OIR functions include but are not limited to: serves as the principal liaison and point of contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Title XIX and XXI issues; maintains regular communication with the Office of the Governor and serves as an advisor to the Director and Governor's Office on issues related to health care policy.

Office of Business Intelligence (OBI) 

OBI manages the AHCCCS Data Warehouse, the repository for the analytical data used in the management and development of policy, quality monitoring, and public reporting for the agency. OBI's Technical Team builds and manages the data warehouse and provides training and support to users throughout the agency. OBI's Data Analytics Team provides custom data analysis and reporting to the agency as well as user support services and analysis for special projects.

Dental Program Director 

Oversees the quality and delivery of oral health care services provided by AHCCCS health plans and contractors or directly to fee-for-service members; reviews fee for service prior authorizations and dental claims, when appropriate; reviews and suggests modification of AHCCCS dental policies; and assists in evaluating and resolving member and provider grievance.

Pharmacy Director 

Oversight and monitoring responsibilities of the AHCCCS fee-for-services pharmacy program, Agency participation in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program and oversight of certain Contractor pharmacy activities.

HIT Coordinator 

The HIT Coordinator serves as the Medicaid HIT Coordinator and the State HIT Coordinator. The Medicaid HIT Coordinator serves as a single point of contact within the agency and represents the agency in state level strategic discussions between internal and external stakeholders. In the role of State HIT Coordinator, acts as the key advisor on all issues related to electronic health information technology and exchange.

Project Management/Payment Modernization 

This unit directs and supervises agency projects from beginning to end providing leadership, direction and oversight by initiating, defining, coordinating and monitoring projects, which requires input and verification of information from multiple divisions within the agency as well as external agencies and stakeholders. The unit also helps manage the payment modernization strategies that are currently being pursued by AHCCCS to better align incentives within the health care delivery system.

Locations


7101 E Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) - Flagstaff
N/A
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
701 East Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) - Yuma
3850 W. 16th Street, Suite A
Yuma, AZ 85364
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System - Chinle
Tseyi Shopping Center, Hwy. 191
Chinle, AZ 86503
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System - Tucson
1010 N. Finance Center Drive, Suite 201
Tucson, AZ 85710
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System-Globe
2250 Highway 60, Suite H
Miami, AZ 85539
Casa Grande
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Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Cottonwood
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Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Kingman Office ALTCS
519 E. Beale Street, Suite 130
Kingman, AZ 86401
Lake Havasu
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Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
PRESCOTT VALLEY
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Prescott Valley, AZ 86312
Sierra Vista
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Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Not Specified
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Not Specified, NS 99997
7101 E Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) - Flagstaff
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System - Chinle
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System - Tucson
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) - Yuma
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System-Globe
Casa Grande
Cottonwood
Kingman Office ALTCS
Lake Havasu
PRESCOTT VALLEY
Sierra Vista
Not Specified

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