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 21, 2022
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 Care Services (12 VAC 30-50).
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 Meredith Lee, DMAS, 600 Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, or via e-mail at: Meredith.Lee@dmas.virginia.gov.
This notice is available for public review on the Regulatory Town Hall on the General Notices page, found at: https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/generalnotice.cfm
Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care Services (12 VAC 30-50)
The state plan is being revised to update sections of the state plan that pertain to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Specifically, this SPA (1) incorporates the Rates and Payments language from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) most current PACE State Plan Amendment Pre-Print and (2) updates the PACE Medicaid capitation rate methodology to align with DMAS’ current rate setting practices. DMAS has transitioned from fee-for-service data to managed care encounter data for development of the amount that would otherwise have been paid. The PACE program will continue to operate in the same way that is has based on regulations in the Virginia Administrative Code.
There are no expected increases in total annual expenditures in federal fiscal year 2022.