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 April 21, 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
Reimbursement Changes Affecting Other Types of Care (12VAC 30-80)
The changes made to 12 VAC 30-80-32 on March 6, 2020, will be replicated in the state plan. These changes relate to the rates paid to psychiatrists and other licensed or registered individuals for substance use disorder counseling services, as well as the rates paid for office-based opioid treatment services and opioid treatment programs. The full text of the changes may be viewed at the following link, and by scrolling down to 12 VAC 30-80-32: https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewXML.cfm?textid=14082
There is no expected increase or decrease in annual expenditures as a result of these changes.