Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
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7/6/22  1:37 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

No More Groups?

Regarding the statement in the Community Stabilization draft, it states that the service may no longer be delivered to a group of clients, but rather with a 1:1 ratio or 2:1 ratio of clinician to client. How can clients who are struggling to be stable in the community be expected to re-integrate with the community if they are not allowed to engage in therapeutic group activities? When I worked in the inpatient hospitalization setting, we conducted multiple groups everyday to assess those patients' ability to participate appropriate with peers and others. This will be key as we are trying to help clients prepare to return to their school environments nine months out of the year. We understand that one clinician cannot bill for multiple clients at a time, but can several clinicians get their clients together and co-facilitate an activity for 30 minutes? Can we please get more clarification on this issue? 

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