Arizona Medicaid program advances $41 million in provider payments to address coronavirus pandemic

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is advancing more than $41 million in scheduled payments to hospitals, primary care providers, behavioral health outpatient providers, and justice clinic providers who participate in the agency’s Targeted Investments program, according to a news release from Gov. Doug Ducey.

“Arizona’s hospitals, doctors and behavioral health professionals have supported those in need during the COVID-19 health emergency and well before,” said Ducey in a news release. “AHCCCS is providing these payments ahead of schedule so we can ensure these health care providers and professionals can continue to serve Arizonans without interruption. My thanks to frontline workers and health care professionals across the state working around the clock to protect public health and safety.”

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

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Data updates

Maricopa County now has 3,572 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 135 confirmed virus-related deaths, an increase of 14 reported deaths from the previous day. Statewide, the Arizona Department of Health Services reports 6,948 COVID-19 cases and 293 deaths statewide.