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General Notice: DMAS Seeking Public Comments on High Needs Support Benefit Delivery System Design

CLOSED     Opened on 10/14/2020 and Ended on 11/12/2020

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is seeking public comment for new Medicaid program features, including a supportive housing and employment benefit (“High Needs Supports”) targeted to certain high need Medicaid enrollees, through the State’s Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration. This benefit will assist Medicaid-enrolled individuals with complex physical or behavioral health needs or who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), and who are at risk for housing and employment instability, in obtaining and sustaining stable housing and employment in order to improve quality of life and health outcomes.

DMAS welcomes public comment on the entire High Needs Supports benefit delivery system design.

For more information regarding the High Needs Support Benefit, please visit

Instructions For Public Comment Submission:

The draft High Needs Support Policy Paper is now available on the DMAS Website for public comment until November 11, 2020.

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Comment Title Commenter
dLCV comment on the DMAS HNS Benefit Delivery System Design. disAbility Law Center of Virginia  11/12/20  5:47 pm
COMMENTS - High Needs Support Program Design Karen Tefelski  11/11/20  5:16 pm
VBPD Comment on the High Needs Support Benefit Delivery System Design Teri Morgan, Virginia Board for People with Disabilities  11/10/20  3:25 pm
VCU Health System Comment In Response to High Needs Support Benefit Delivery System Design Benjamin Barber, VCU Health System  11/8/20  5:11 pm
Priority Changes for Individuals on DDW Waitlist and receiving HNS Benefits Jackie McKean  10/14/20  11:56 am

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