Sonora Quest Laboratories has received notification from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) that effective January 1, 2022, all health care providers who refer Medicaid (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System/AHCCCS) members for services must be registered as AHCCCS providers. AHCCCS calls this initiative, and these providers, "ROPA” (Referring, Ordering, Prescribing, Attending).

This affects the following services for any Medicaid/AHCCCS member:

  • An item or service

  • Order for non-physician services

  • Prescribing medications

  • Attend/certify medical necessity for services and/or

  • Taking primary responsibility for the members’ medical care

Please ensure to properly enroll as an AHCCCS provider. For your convenience, please review the links below for information on online enrollment and to view other related resources.


AHCCS Provider Enrollment

Referring, Ordering, Prescribing, Attending (ROPA) Providers Required to Register with AHCCCS
APEP Training Videos
APEP Instructional Tutorials
APEP Training Online Registration
AHCCCS Provider Enrollment Portal FAQs
APEP Access