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

General Notice
Adding Marriage and Family Therapists as Directly Enrolled Medicaid Providers
Date Posted: 5/6/2004
Expiration Date: 7/31/2004
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.
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 a notice of its intention to amend the Virginia State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide for changes to the sections for the Amount, Duration, and Scope of Services, and Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates—Other Types of Care. The change concerns directly enrolling marriage and family therapists as Medicaid providers and reimbursing them for rendered services. Marriage and family therapists are to be reimbursed at 75% of the reimbursement rate for licensed clinical psychologists. DMAS does not expect any increase or decrease in annual aggregate expenditures. The agency is making this change at the direction of the 2004 General Assembly as contained in House Bill 224 (Chapter 125) and is to become effective July 1, 2004. There will not be any public hearings on this issue. Persons interested in obtaining a copy of this change should either contact the DMAS Regulatory Coordinator, DMAS, 600 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, or should refer to the Regulatory Town Hall ( Comments about this change can be submitted in writing either directly to the DMAS Regulatory Coordinator (at the given address) or electronically on the Regulatory Town Hall.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Victoria P. Simmons  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: DMAS, 600 E. Broad St., Suite 1300
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-7959    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: (800)343-0634