By now, you’ve probably heard that AHCCCS will be temporarily delaying the implementation of “AHCCCS Works” their community engagement program for able-bodied adults who receive Medicaid benefits.
In their statement, AHCCCS said they remain committed to implementing the community engagement/work requirement waiver granted by CMS several months ago. Implementation had originally been scheduled for no earlier than January 2020.
The implementation is being temporarily delayed as court cases play out, “to avoid disruptions to Arizona’s vulnerable population served by the Medicaid program”. Federal courts have issued stays (holds) on the implementation of work requirement/community engagements in states with programs similar to Arizona’s (Arkansas, Kentucky and New Hampshire).