August 24, 2016

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Access Monitoring Review Plan


SUBJECT: Draft Access Monitoring Review Plan

The Alabama Medicaid Agency (“Medicaid”) is seeking comments regarding the Draft Access Monitoring Review Plan (“the plan”) as required with 42 C.F.R § 447.203.

The primary focus of the plan is to review which enrollee needs are met, availability of care and providers, changes in beneficiary utilization, comparisons between Medicaid rates and rates paid by other public and private payers.
The plan outlines the processes used to monitor and respond to access issues for the five services listed below:
• Primary care, Dentistry, FQHC
• Physician specialists
• Behavioral health
• Pre-and post-natal obstetrics (including labor and delivery)
• Home health services

The plan is now available for you to review on the "Topics and Issues" page of the Alabama Medicaid website. The 30-day public comment period will be from August 24, 2016 through September 26, 2016.

Written comments concerning the plan are welcome and should be sent to the address below:

Alabama Medicaid Agency
Attention: Beverly Churchwell
501 Dexter Avenue, P. O. Box 5624
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5624

If you prefer to send your comments electronically, please email them directly to
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