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
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 Amount, Duration and Scope of Medical and Remedial Services and the Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates – Other Types of Care. The changes contained in this public notice are occurring in response to language in the 2007 Appropriation Act. The Appropriation Act directs DMAS to modify reimbursement for pediatric hearing aids to reimburse the actual cost of the device within the limits set by the Department, plus provides a fixed rate dispensing fee and fitting fee. The above changes would be effective January 1, 2008. This change is being made pursuant to the Department’s authority under Title XIX of the Social Security Act. This change is expected to increase expenditures $68,000 in State Funds and $68,000 in Federal Funds per year.
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 Mary M. Carpenter, Policy Analyst, Maternal and Child Health Division, DMAS, 600 Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, and this notice is available for public review on the Regulatory Town Hall (www.townhall.com). Comments or inquiries may be submitted, in writing, within 30 days of this notice publication to Ms. Carpenter and such comments are available for review at the same address.