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During 2008-2013 there was a total of 1,472 cases of NAS in Arizona.
• AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System) was the payer for 79% of these infants.
• There has been a 235% increase in NAS rates in Arizona from 2008-2014.
• The average cost of infants with NAS in the NICU is approximately $31,000 vs. $2,500 for non-NAS infants.
On average over 14 babies a week are born with possible drug-related withdrawal symptoms.