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.
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.