Arizona’s Eligibility Policy Manual for Medical, Nutrition and Cash Assistance “Medicaid Buy-in”


Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for State buy-in or buy-out depending on their income. 1) Buy-in It normally takes three months after approval of AHCCCS Medicare Savings Program (MSP) benefits or certain Medicaid programs for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to stop taking the Part B premium amount out of the beneficiary's SSA check. Services covered: “AHCCCS covers habilitation services for Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) members through its Managed Care Contractors or the FFS program. The service known as “Day Treatment and Training”, also known as developmentally disabled daycare, is included under the habilitation services. Services are designed to assist individuals in acquiring, retaining and improving the self -help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in Home and Community Based (HCB) settings. The services the provision of training in independent living skills or special developmental skills, orientation and mobility training, sensory-motor development, supported employment and intensive behavioral intervention for individuals with a diagnosis of autism when specific criteria are satisfied.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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