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Developmental Disabilities Program Frequently Asked Questions
What is DDD?
DDD stands for Division of Developmental Disabilities – a division of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.
What is AHCCCS?
AHCCCS stands for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System – Arizona's Medicaid agency. AHCCCS offers health care services to persons who have limited income, are pregnant and/or have disabilities.
What should I do if I change or drop my primary insurance, have a change of address or have a name change?
Notify your DDD Support Coordinator ASAP. Your support coordinator will notify AHCCCS by filling out a member change report which will allow your updated information to be corrected in UnitedHealthcare Community Plan's computer system.
Who do I call to add or change a primary care physician?
Do I cancel my primary insurance now that I have UnitedHealthcare Community Plan?
No. You should keep both your primary insurance and Developmental Disabilities coverage.
What if I lose my primary insurance due to a job loss or job change?
Please notify your support coordinator ASAP so we can make corrections in the computer system to avoid delays in filling prescriptions and or claims being processed.
Which insurance card should I show when visiting the doctor?
You should always show all of your insurance cards, your primary insurance and/or Medicare or UnitedHealthcare Community Plan insurance card when visiting the doctor.
Do I need prior authorization from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan before a procedure?
If I have a private insurance and DDD do I have to see a physician that takes both insurances?
No. You may see a physician that is contracted with your primary insurance that is not contracted with your UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. However, you may be required to pay your co-pays at the time of the visit and then send into UnitedHealthcare Community Plan for reimbursement. To avoid billing problems or having to pay deductibles or co-pays at the time of service it is better to go to a physician that accepts both of your insurances.
How do I get reimbursed for my co-pays if the physician that takes my private insurance does not take UnitedHealthcare Community Plan?
You will need to fill out a reimbursement claim form. There are two separate forms, one for office co-pays and one for prescription drugs. Please save all of your receipts and make a copy before sending in for reimbursement. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is only able to reimburse for up to a year after the date of service.
How do I get durable medical equipment (W/C, shower chair, diapers etc)?
You will need to get a prescription from your primary care physician. This prescription is then faxed by your primary care physician into Preferred Home Health Care with medical documentation to support the need for this item. Once Preferred has all the necessary documentation and prescription they will fax it to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan for authorization if one is required.
What do I do if I get a bill?
If you receive a bill from a medical provider please first call the number at the bottom of the page ASAP. Make sure they are aware that you are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Community Plan's Developmental Disabilities program and they have the correct ID number. If they have all that information and you are still in need of help please call 1-800-348-4058 for assistance.
Developmental Disabilities Program
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