Ariz. Admin. Code § R9-22-1001 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

In addition to the definitions in A.R.S. . §§ 36-2901, 36-2923 and 9 AA.C. 22, Article 1, the following definitions apply to this Article:

"Absent parent" means an individual who is absent from the home and is legally responsible for providing financial and/or medical support for a dependent child.

"Cost avoid" means to deny a claim and return the claim to the provider for a determination of the amount of first-or third-party liability.

"First-party liability" means the obligation of any insurance plan or other coverage obtained directly or indirectly by a member that provides benefits directly to the member to pay all or part of the expenses for medical services incurred by AHCCCS or a member.

"Third-party" means a person, entity, or program that is, or may be, liable to pay all or part of the medical cost of injury, disease, or disability of an applicant or member.

"Third-party liability" means any individual, entity, or program that is or may be liable to pay all or part of the expenditures for medical assistance furnished to a member under a state plan.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R9-22-1001
Former Section R9-22-712 renumbered and amended as Section R9-22-1001 effective October 1, 1985 (Supp. 85-5). Amended subsections (E) through (H) effective October 1, 1986 (Supp. 86-5). Amended subsections (B), (C), (E), and (F) effective December 22, 1987 (Supp. 87-4). Section repealed; new Section adopted effective November 7, 1997 (Supp. 97-4). Section repealed; new Section made by final rulemaking at 10 A.A.R. 1146, effective May 1, 2004 (Supp. 04-1). Amended by final rulemaking at 15 A.A.R. 179, effective March 7, 2009 (Supp. 09-1). Amended by final rulemaking at 31 A.A.R. 1237, effective 7/7/2015.

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