The majority of children in Arizona’s foster care system receive health care coverage through CMDP. CMDP operates as an acute care health plan under contract with Arizona’s Medicaid Agency, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), for children who are determined Medicaid eligible. Non-Medicaid eligible children are provided the same services with State of Arizona funding. A small number of children are enrolled through an alternate AHCCCS health plan due to meeting diagnostic and function criteria for Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS).
CMDP pays for health care services for children placed in foster care in and outside of Arizona. CMDP cares for children and youth from birth to 18 years, and up to age 21 in rare instances when the member is not Medicaid eligible.
CMDP hours of business are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays. This website is a great resource for health care providers, foster caregivers and for CMDP members that are 18 to 20 years old in the Independent Living Program and Young Adult Program.