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Thomas J. Betlach, MPA

Director
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
801 East Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85002
Phone: 602/417-4000
E-mail: Tom.Betlach@azahcccs.gov

Since November 2009, Mr. Betlach has served as director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). In this capacity he reports to the governor and is responsible for the Arizona Medicaid program. AHCCCS provides health care coverage to 1.3 million Arizonans at an annual cost of $9 billion. The agency administers multiple sources of governmental and private funds and is responsible for regulatory oversight and compliance of Medicaid managed care health plans and health care providers to assure quality of care, fiscal accountability, program integrity, and cost containment.

Prior to becoming director, Mr. Betlach served as the deputy director for nearly eight years. Prior to joining AHCCCS, Mr. Betlach served as the state budget director for five years. Mr. Betlach earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin and his master's degree in public administration from the University of Arizona.

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