Job Description

Directed Payments Manager

  • 512581
  • Full-time


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Directed Payments Manager

The Division of Health Care Management

Job Location:

Address:  801 E Jefferson St. Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Posting Details:

Open to Fill

Salary: $89,000

Grade: 24  

Job Summary:

This position is in the Division of Health Care Management - Rates Analysis and Incentives Unit and will have primary responsibility for the management of Directed Payments including development of concept approval, payment, and reporting. Some of the tasks of the role include coordination of data, management of quality components, calculation of assessments, and coordination of payments to providers or MCOs. An important aspect of this role is the collection of data for the CMS-required reimbursement rate benchmarking and quality measures, and the development and submission of the CMS approval documents for directed payments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

* Project management skills

* Leadership skills and the ability to lead a team

* Organization skills and attention to details

* AHCCCS/Administrative policies and procedures

* AHCCCS managed care services contract provisions

* Financial Analysis principles

* Accounting and financial reporting

* Health Care programs and principles and models of prepaid health programs

* Audits or reconciliation

* Above average financial analysis skills

* Above average Excel skills

* Attention to detail

* Financial statement review and analysis experience

* Effective interpersonal skills

* Effective presentation skills

* Work independently

* Work in a virtual office setting


* A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Policy or Data Analysis or a related field and three years of related experience.

* Combination experience with financial analysis or capitation rate setting, including one year of supervisory experience.
* Experience working as a provider staff.
* Experience with Medicaid Managed Health Care programs.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

* Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
* Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
* Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
* 10 paid holidays per year
* Paid Vacation and Sick time off (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
* A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
* A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
* Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
* RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
* A variety of learning and career development opportunities
* Opportunity to work 100% virtually or remotely on an ad-hoc basis (home office)

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time virtual/remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
* Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
* Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
* Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
* Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
* Voluntary participation.
* Program administered through Nationwide.
* Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

Contact Us:

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Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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