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Mandate 454

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
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
12 vac 30 - 50 : Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services
Associated Regulatory Actions No regulatory action has been filed.
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 10/1/2011
Closing Explanation
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.
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