Division of Business and Finance (DBF)

DBF is responsible for providing AHCCCS employees the resources they need to perform their jobs; paying managed care organizations, FFS providers, administrative vendors and AHCCCS employees; internal and external financial reporting; preparation and monitoring of the AHCCCS budget; and third party recovery activities for certain AHCCCS populations and programs.


Budget directs the submission of the agency's annual administrative and programmatic budget to the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee Staff. It monitors programmatic and administrative expenditures and projects the status of agency funds throughout the year. In addition, Budget assists divisions in the tracking and analysis of their expenditures and monitors CMS Title XIX Waiver Budget Neutrality status.

Contracts, Facilities & Purchasing

Contracts & Purchasing develops requests for proposal and oversees the biddings, awards, and administration of contracts terms and conditions; manages the purchasing of supplies; and monitors the mailroom, copy center and warehouse operations. It also maintains the motor pool and manages and maintains the agency's office facilities.


The Finance Unit processes nearly $8.2 billion in payment transactions and is responsible for preparing annual audited financial statements, quarterly Federal financial expenditure and monthly State financial reporting. The Financial Reporting Unit efforts are assisted by a dynamic data warehouse system and payment transactions are processed through automated operating systems at both the agency and statewide levels.

Third Party Liability

TPL ensures agency compliance with state/federal third party collection and estate recovery requirements. It monitors the TPL contractor for the agency and is responsible for the oversight of the health insurance coverage database which is used to determine potential first party responsibility for payment of member claims by health insurance carriers (coordination of benefits).