ALTCS Eligibility Requirements

The Arizona Long Term Care System, or ALTCS, was established in 1989 under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Why does Arizona have its own system, is there a difference between the state’s system and Medicaid? It’s meant to help the low-income, elderly residents of Arizona, this joint federal-state program offers a variety of helpful services. ALTCS is Arizona’s very own “version” of Medicaid.