Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 50]
Discontinue Coverage of Benzodiazepines-Barbiturates for Dual Eligible Individuals
Action 4033
General Information
Action Summary This action conforms the VAC to section 175 of the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA). As of January 1, 2014, Medicare will be covering this class of drugs for dual eligible Medicare beneficiaries without restrictions so it is no longer necessary for Medicaid to cover them.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003797]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6678 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/22/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Supervisor
Address: Policy Division, DMAS
600 E. Broad Street, Suite 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.