Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Public Comment - 1115 waiver for the Seriously Mentally Ill

Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/16/2014  1:00 pm
Location Dial In # 1-866-842-5779
Conf. Code - 0961028985, followed by the #
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Fairfax County Government Center
Board of Supervisors Auditorium
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 
Board Website http// 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
Virginia is seeking to waive certain federal rules in order to create a limited services benefit package that will enable persons with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) to have access to both behavioral health and primary health services. This program will create an opportunity to provide some services to adults with SMI who currently have no healthcare coverage. The services provided will enhance the treatment of both conditions, allow their care to be coordinated among all providers, and significantly decrease the level of their condition. With treatment, adults with SMI and co-occurring or co-morbid conditions can recover and live, work, parent, learn and participate fully in their community. The three key goals of this Demonstration are to: 1. Improve access to health care for a segment of the uninsured population in Virginia who have significant behavioral and medical needs; 2. Improve health and behavioral health outcomes of demonstration participants; and, 3. Serve as a bridge to Closing the Coverage Gap for uninsured Virginians. The full public document can be viewed by visiting: (under the heading 1115 Waiver) and comments can be submitted via email to: Your comments will be limited to a 3 minute window of time and you are encouraged (but not required) to bring written comments with you.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Molly Huffstetler  / Senior Advisor for Special Projects
Address: 600 E. Broad St., Suite 1300
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)298-3846    FAX: (804)371-4981    TDD: (800)343-0634