Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
 
GDForum ID: 2393
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
Background on the WISA Manual Changes: This WISA Manual provides information about and requirements for the WISA contracted programs and billable services, vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselor procedures, and samples of forms for WISAs and VR counselors. When a client receives SSI and/or SSDI and returns to work, SSA requires them to complete a Work Activity Report. This report is used to document how much a client is earning, how many hours they are working, and whether work incentives apply. Many WISA providers have identified a service gap; they have clients asking them for assistance with completing these reports, but it is not currently a billable WISA service. WISA providers are investing time and resources into helping clients complete these reports, however, they cannot currently bill for their time. These changes would add this to the list of reimbursable services. The changes to the WISA Manual include: • Title Page: Updated to current date. • Page 4: Added “Work Activity Report” to WISA billable services list. • Page 19: Added the service description, procedure code, and fee for the newly added “Work Activity Report” to the WISA billable services list.
 
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
 
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
6494 Work Incentives Specialist Advocate (WISA) Manual pdf Document     pdf Proposed Document
 
Contact Information
 
Name:
Charlotte Arbogast
        Title:
Senior Policy Analyst/Regulatory Coordinator
 
Email:
charlotte.arbogast@dars.virginia.gov
 
Address:
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
 
City:
Richmond
State:  
VA
Zip:  
23229
 
Phone:
(804)662-7093
Fax:  
(804)662-7663
 
ORM Review
 
ORM Approved (2/13/2024)
pdf ORM Economic Review Form     posted: 2/8/2024         submitted to ORM: 2/8/2024
 
The Virginia Register
 

Publication Date: 3/11/2024    Volume: 40  Issue: 15
The public comment period will begin upon publication and last for 30 days ending on 4/10/2024.

Planned Effective Date:  4/11/2024 
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