Arizona Center for Disability Law files class action lawsuit against the state




Arizona Center for Disability Law files class action lawsuit against the state

The Arizona Center for Disability Law said it was forced to file a class action lawsuit against the state demanding the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System pay for incontinence briefs for disabled children.

Nearly 40 other states cover the costs, but in Arizona, parents of children with developmental disabilities have battled the state’s Medicaid system for years, trying to get coverage for things they believe is a critical need. AHCCCS programs receive federal dollars to provide disabled children with all medically necessary care and supplies, but they do not consider incontinence briefs medically necessary.

Parents have argued the briefs are necessary to protect children from skin rashes and sores. The class action demands AHCCCS cover incontinence briefs and reimburse all the parents who have been paying for the briefs themselves. The state has 20 days to respond to the lawsuit.

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