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General Notice
Public Notice: Reimbursement Changes Affecting Supplemental Payments to Qualifying Private Hospitals
Date Posted: 6/28/2017
Expiration Date: 12/31/2017
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.

This notice amendment is being posted on July 25, 2017:  Due to public comments received, DMAS has determined that it will not remove language at this time from the state plan related to quarterly supplemental payments for qualifying private hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services rendered during the quarter.

LEGAL NOTICE

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND

(Pursuant to §1902(a)(13) of the Act (U.S.C. 1396a(a)(13))

THE VIRGINIA STATE PLAN FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

This Notice was posted on June 28, 2017

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) hereby affords the public notice of its intention to amend the Virginia State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide for changes to the Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates—Inpatient Hospital Services (12 VAC 30-70) and Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates – Other Types of Care (12 VAC 30-80).  

This notice is intended to satisfy the requirements of 42 C.F.R. § 447.205 and of § 1902(a)(13) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(a)(13).  A copy of this notice is available for public review from William Lessard, Provider Reimbursement Division, DMAS, 600 Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA  23219, or via e-mail at:  William.Lessard@dmas.virginia.gov.

DMAS is specifically soliciting input from stakeholders, providers, and beneficiaries on the potential impacts of the proposed changes to institutional provider payment methodologies, particularly the potential impact on access to care.  Comments or inquiries may be submitted, in writing, within 30 days of this notice publication to Mr. Lessard and such comments are available for review upon request.  Comments may also be submitted, in writing, on the Town Hall public comment forum attached to this notice.

This notice is available for public review on the Regulatory Town Hall (www.townhall.com), on the General Notices page, found at:  https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/generalnotice.cfm

Reimbursement Changes Affecting Supplemental Payments to Qualifying Private Hospitals

DMAS is removing language from the State Plan related to quarterly supplemental payments for qualifying private hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services rendered during the quarter.  No payments have been made under the current State Plan provision because funding has not been authorized.

There will be no decrease in actual expenditures.

 


Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Manager
Address: Division of Policy and Research
600 E. Broad St., Suite 1300
Richmond, 23219
Email Address: Emily.McClellan@dmas.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: (800)343-0634