Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Freestanding Birthing Centers
Purpose of legislation
To comply with Chap 890, Item 297 EEEEE concerning Medicaid coverage of freestanding birthing centers.
|Legislation mandating a change|
|Budget item mandating a change||Item 297 (2011)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||No regulatory action has been filed.|
|Deadline for the regulation to become effective||10/1/2011|
CMS required Virginia to file a state plan page incorporating freestanding birthing centers. The state plan page that Virginia filed with CMS stated that there are no licensed or approved freestanding birthing centers in Virginia. As a result, there were no coverage changes, and there was no need for a VAC change.