Notice of Public Comment Period – Notice of Public Comment Period – Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Draft Provider Manual – Comments due 03/26/17
The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) will welcome public comments regarding the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Provider Manual which will be implemented April 1, 2017. ARTS is the new Medicaid substance use disorder (SUD) benefit, and expands access to a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment services for all enrolled members in Medicaid, FAMIS and FAMIS MOMS. It also strengthens how Virginia educates individuals, providers, and communities; treats patients identified with a SUD; collects and monitors data and health outcomes; and enforces new evidence-based policies and practices.
This notice serves to open a 20 day public comment period, which begins on March 6, 2017 and closes March 26, 2017 at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). The ARTS Provider Manual Draft can be located at: http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_pgs/bh-sud.aspx.
Instructions for Public Comment Submission:
Electronic Submission - Comments should be sent to SUD@dmas.virginia.gov Comments may be sent within the body of an email or placed within a Microsoft Word document.
Or submit via US Postal Mail to:
The Department of Medical Assistance Services
Attention: Ashley Harrell
600 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219