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 12, 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 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 (https://townhall.virginia.gov) on the General Notices page, found at: https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/generalnotice.cfm
DMAS will be making the following changes:
Methods & Standards for Establishing Payment Rates-Other Types of Care (12 VAC 30-80)
The state plan is being revised to affirm compliance with federal statutes and regulations related to COVID vaccines, testing, and treatment.
The expected increase in annual aggregate expenditures resulting from the costs of COVID vaccines is $95,268 in federal funds in federal fiscal year 2022.
The expected increase in annual aggregate expenditures resulting from the costs of COVID testing and treatment is $3,128,788 in state general funds, $1,520,662 in special funds, and $16,772,409 in federal funds in federal fiscal year 2022.