Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services

General Notice
DMAS Seeking Public Comments on High Needs Support Benefit Delivery System Design
Date Posted: 10/14/2020
Expiration Date: 11/12/2020
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
29 Day Comment Forum closed. Began on 10/14/2020 and ended 11/12/2020   [5 comments]

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is seeking public comment for new Medicaid program features, including a supportive housing and employment benefit (“High Needs Supports”) targeted to certain high need Medicaid enrollees, through the State’s Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration. This benefit will assist Medicaid-enrolled individuals with complex physical or behavioral health needs or who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), and who are at risk for housing and employment instability, in obtaining and sustaining stable housing and employment in order to improve quality of life and health outcomes.

DMAS welcomes public comment on the entire High Needs Supports benefit delivery system design.

For more information regarding the High Needs Support Benefit, please visit

Instructions For Public Comment Submission:

The draft High Needs Support Policy Paper is now available on the DMAS Website for public comment until November 11, 2020.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Manager
Address: Division of Policy and Research
600 E. Broad St., Suite 1300
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: (800)343-0634