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 June 21, 2023
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 Meredith Lee, DMAS, 600 Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, or via e-mail at: Meredith.Lee@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 Meredith Lee 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
Methods & Standards for Establishing Payment Rates-Other Types of Care (12 VAC 30-80)
In accordance with the Virginia Medicaid State Plan (Supplement 6 to Attachment 4.19-B) and 12VAC30-80-300, the state plan is being amended to update the average commercial rate calculation for supplemental payments for services provided by physicians at Virginia’s freestanding children’s hospitals effective July 1, 2023. The updated average commercial rate (ACR) percentage of Medicare will be 191%.
The anticipated expenditures are $345,331 in state general funds and $391,768 in federal funds in federal fiscal year 2023, and $1,427,172 in state general funds and $1,521,225 in federal funds in federal fiscal year 2024.