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 March 5, 2020
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 — 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 Emily McClellan, DMAS, 600 Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, or via e-mail at: Emily.McClellan@dmas.virginia.gov.
DMAS is specifically soliciting input from stakeholders, providers and beneficiaries, on the potential impact of the proposed changes discussed in this notice. Comments or inquiries may be submitted, in writing, within 30 days of this notice publication to Emily McClellan and such comments are available for review at the same address. 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
In accordance with 42 CFR 431.16(a) and (b) and State Medicaid Director Letter 13-003 issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DMAS will be making the following changes:
Methods & Standards for Establishing Payment Rates-Other Types of Care (12 VAC 30-80)
Reimbursement Changes Affecting Other Types of Care (12VAC 30-80)
12VAC30-80-30 is being amended to update the average commercial rate calculation of supplemental payments for physicians affiliated with Type One Hospitals in Virginia effective April 1, 2020. The updated average commercial rate (ACR) percentage of Medicare will be 236% (combined).
The expected decrease in annual expenditures is $4,380,724.