March 01, 2023

Arizona Medicaid: AHCCCS alert on targeting activity

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) wants you to be aware of individuals targeting American Indians/Alaskan Natives who reside on tribal reservations. These individuals have committed fraud by recruiting and transporting patients to live in what they are calling sober living homes or behavioral health residential facilities in Phoenix. Some of these facilities are not licensed health care providers who are not following through with promised services.

Protect your patients and your practice

There are several steps you can take to help combat this fraudulent activity and protect your patients, including:

  • Offering education: AHCCCS encourages you to educate members – learn more 
  • Report fraud: AHCCCS actively investigates all reports of fraud, waste and abuse against the Medicaid program. Anyone can report provider or member fraud on the Report Fraud web page.
  • Stay informed: Learn more from media coverage in the Arizona Republic and Indian Country Today. Some reports indicate possible criminal activity.
  • Speak up: If you have knowledge that someone has been targeted, please contact local law enforcement or Phoenix FBI at 623-466-1999.


For more information, read the full alert from AHCCCS.

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