November 13, 2013

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

New rules, web portal established to register RCO collaborators

As directed by state law, the Alabama Medicaid Agency has established new rules and a new web portal for individuals and entities who wish to cooperate, negotiate or contract in the establishment of the Agency’s planned Regional Care Organizations.

According to Acting Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie Azar, “Since the law was signed in May, the Agency has been researching and drafting rules and regulations that are consistent with the legislative mandate.” An emergency rule, or change to the state Administrative Code, was filed October 11, outlining the requirements for those individuals and entities seeking a Certificate to Collaborate in the establishment of an Alabama Medicaid Regional Care Organization. A permanent rule was filed October 21.

To register, potential collaborators will need to go to the Agency’s website at and click on the “Regional Care Organizations” icon on the left hand side to access the web portal. Once the applicant creates a profile, a short application can be completed and submitted for review. Approved collaborators will receive a certificate and will be required to follow specific standards and file periodic reports.

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