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General Notice: Draft Mental Health Services Provider Manual

CLOSED     Opened on 8/30/2021 and Ended on 9/29/2021

The draft Mental Health Services Provider Manual (Chapter 2, 4, 5, 6, Appendix C, D, E, F, G) is now available on the DMAS website for public comment until September 29, 2021.

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Comment Title Commenter
ABA Assessment and Supervision Codes, pages 45 and 46: LABA clarification requested Civitas Health Services, Inc.  9/29/21  11:05 pm
Concerns for impact of proposed changes on in-home ABA services Robyn Taylor, LBA; Compass Behavioral Solutions  9/29/21  10:53 pm
The right thing to do vs the easy thing to do. Sessions in the home vs in clinic. Stefania Fabbri, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PhD.┬áCompass  9/29/21  10:31 pm
Concerns regarding the change in billing codes Heather Elsey  9/29/21  10:28 pm
Billing code concerns Shelby Craig, Intercept Health  9/29/21  10:16 pm
FFT comments Kara, EBA  9/29/21  9:52 pm
ABA Regulations Concerns Meredith Eads, BCBA/LBA, Dominion Care  9/29/21  9:04 pm
MST Kara Brooks  9/29/21  8:39 pm
Crisis Services Jonina Moskowitz, Virginia Beach DHS  9/29/21  8:25 pm
Appendix G: Comprehensive Crisis Services Morgan Matthews, Connections Health Solutions  9/29/21  8:03 pm
Billable codes Kate Shillingford, Paragon Autism Services  9/29/21  7:58 pm
Concerns with proposed changes Sarah Torres, Compass Behavioral Solutions  9/29/21  7:50 pm
VACBP Comments/Questions Chapter 6 Mindy Carlin, VACBP  9/29/21  6:36 pm
VACBP Comments/Questions Appendix G Mindy Carlin, VACBP  9/29/21  6:35 pm
VACBP Comments/Questions Appendix D Mindy Carlin, VACBP  9/29/21  6:34 pm
Unintended Consequences for ABA program Jonathan Weaber, Compass  9/29/21  5:40 pm
CPT codes - concern BCaBA  9/29/21  5:29 pm
Chapter IV QMHPs Adrien Monti, BRBH  9/29/21  5:05 pm
Crisis Services an  9/29/21  5:04 pm
Crisis Services Manual Patty Williford  9/29/21  4:58 pm
mobile crisis anonymous (100801)  9/29/21  4:56 pm
MST Staffing Anonymous (100798)  9/29/21  4:52 pm
MH IOP and PH - intensive inpatient and partial hospital Letitia Hawkins Beatty, BRBH  9/29/21  4:47 pm
Appendix E Assertive Community Treatment ACT Adrien Monti, BRBH  9/29/21  4:46 pm
Comments on Mental Health Services Manual Susan Hoover  9/29/21  4:44 pm
Chapter II: Appendix D Functional Family Therapy Billing Cathy Brown, BRBH  9/29/21  4:44 pm
Billing Codes BCaBA  9/29/21  4:39 pm
Mental Health IOP and Partial Hospital Day Tx Tamara Starnes BRBH CSB  9/29/21  4:39 pm
Come to the homes. Have the highest rates of reimbursement reflect the primacy of the family. Donna Cattell-Gordon, LBA & Parent of child ASD  9/29/21  4:38 pm
Comments regarding TDO and 23-Hour Beds Brooke Mitchell, Loudoun County MHSADS  9/29/21  4:35 pm
general- MH Crisis services Tamara Starnes  9/29/21  4:34 pm
Ch IV p. 21 Dana Dewing, HRCSB  9/29/21  4:22 pm
Change to Codes Anonymous (100782)  9/29/21  4:19 pm
MST regs Mike Walsh  9/29/21  3:47 pm
Draft provisions re: applied behavior analysis services Dr. Gina Green, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts  9/29/21  3:42 pm
Concerns regarding Proposed Regs Anonymous (100771)  9/29/21  3:33 pm
ABA Service Changes Brooke T  9/29/21  3:28 pm
ABA Anonymous (100763)  9/29/21  2:48 pm
Appendix G Lorie Horton, Highlands Community Services  9/29/21  1:42 pm
Chapter IV -- Mental Health Manual Elizabeth Dugan  9/29/21  1:08 pm
Appendix D -- ICT Elizabeth Dugan  9/29/21  1:05 pm
Comments Regarding ABA Services Christy Evanko, Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis  9/29/21  12:01 pm
new mobile crisis response and crisis stablization Anonymous (100706)  9/29/21  11:21 am
concerns with new codes Anonymous (100699)  9/29/21  11:06 am
BCaBA Credential Hannah Church  9/29/21  10:51 am
Crisis/Community Stabilization Service Henrico County  9/29/21  10:14 am
Please do not compromise the quality and integrity of ABA services for the most severely impacted Anonymous (100671)  9/29/21  10:10 am
Changes in CPT codes Anonymous (100652)  9/29/21  9:42 am
Changes with billing codes Anonymous (100633)  9/29/21  9:05 am
Billable codes Shaniqua Berry, Paragon Autism Services  9/28/21  10:02 pm
Impacts to home based services Emily Amonette, Compass Behavioral Solutions  9/28/21  8:33 pm
Concerns regarding treatment planning and external supervision Anonymous (100438)  9/28/21  8:23 pm
Regarding changes Aymara Matos  9/28/21  7:55 pm
Additional Billable codes Julie Barndt, BCBA, Acorn Health  9/28/21  5:30 pm
App. D Definitions Kara Brooks  9/28/21  5:23 pm
BCaBA Credential Julie Barndt, BCBA, Acorn Health  9/28/21  5:19 pm
Direct Family Treatment Mosaic Pediatric Therapy  9/28/21  5:12 pm
Supervision of unlicensed staff Mosaic Pediatric Therapy  9/28/21  5:07 pm
Assessment Mosaic Pediatric Therapy  9/28/21  5:04 pm
ABA Service Limitations Anonymous (100342)  9/28/21  4:44 pm
Questions Kaila Phillips, Alliance ABA Therapy  9/28/21  4:41 pm
Suggestions and questions: billing, telehealth, caregiver support Allie Sheehan, AnswersNow  9/28/21  4:13 pm
Comprehensive Crisis Services Ryan Dudley, HNNCSB  9/28/21  3:25 pm
Place of Service - Assessment Courtney Keleher, AnswersNow  9/28/21  2:43 pm
Regarding the Recent Billing Code Proposal Christopher R. DuVall, Intercept Health  9/28/21  1:03 pm
unlicensed personnel Amy  9/28/21  12:46 pm
data analysis Amy  9/28/21  12:44 pm
ABA Services Manual Update Kristina Turner, Intercept Health  9/28/21  12:01 pm
ACT Appendix E Rebecca Cash, Valley Community Services Board  9/28/21  10:27 am
Mental Health Services- Ch. IV Rebecca Cash, Valley Community Services Board  9/28/21  10:21 am
Billable Activities Anonymous (100201)  9/28/21  9:05 am
Material Creation Anonymous (100200)  9/28/21  9:02 am
Weekly Supervision for RBTs Anonymous (100199)  9/28/21  9:01 am
New mobile crisis response and community stabilization M. Tosh  9/27/21  9:25 pm
Shrinking Affordability of Staff David Maddox, JD, ABC Behavior  9/27/21  8:43 pm
Billing for BCaBA Services Alena Abalikhina  9/27/21  3:59 pm
Social Skills Codes Christine Hettling, ACT  9/27/21  3:00 pm
Billing Christine Hettling, ACT  9/27/21  2:58 pm
Community Stabilization Morgan Greer, MRCS  9/27/21  12:34 pm
The Quality of ABA Services Alea Finnemore, LBA (Compass Behavioral Solutions)  9/27/21  11:30 am
Supervision/Group Clarification Anonymoius  9/27/21  8:16 am
Appendix D - FFT Alexis Geisler  9/27/21  6:30 am
Appendix D - MST Alexis Geisler, National Counseling Group  9/27/21  6:30 am
Billing codes Colleen Hope Paragon Autism Servicss  9/25/21  8:59 am
MH Services Manual - Comprehensive Crisis Services Shenee McCray, RBHA  9/24/21  3:53 pm
More time needed to adequately prepare for significant changes to home-based services Gretchen Wilhelm, PhD, LPC, LSATP, Compass Behavioral Solutions  9/24/21  2:27 pm
FFT LLC commentary Helen M. Midouhas  9/24/21  2:10 pm
Unintended Consequences, Billing Codes Andrea Iorio, BCBA, LBA, Compass Behavioral Solutions  9/24/21  11:49 am
Please Recognize BCaBA/LaBAs Hard Work and Training Joseph Buongiorne  9/24/21  9:33 am
Billable codes Joshua Farrow BCBA LBA, Paragon Autism Services  9/23/21  8:26 pm
Impacts of Proposed Regulation Changes on Ability to Provide High Quality ABA Services Lauren Fraedrich, LBA - Compass Behavioral Solutions  9/23/21  2:49 pm
ABA billable activities Nicole Jinier, BCBA/LBA - Paragon Autism Services  9/23/21  12:48 pm
Additional Concerns - Billing Codes Kylie Buongiorne, BCaBA, LaBA  9/23/21  11:59 am
Please recognize the VA licensure , training, and certification of BCaBAs Diana Lyons, BCaBA, LaBA , Paragon Autism Services  9/23/21  11:52 am
Possible Grandfathering of Current BCaBA's Diana Lyons, BCaBA, LaBA , Paragon Autism Services  9/23/21  11:49 am
Billable Codes Diana Lyons, BCaBA, LaBA , Paragon Autism Services  9/23/21  11:43 am
BCaBA Billing Ryanne Descano  9/23/21  11:13 am
Limited Billable Codes RYANNE DESCANO  9/23/21  11:10 am
Limited Billing Codes Jordann Hawkey BCaBA, LaBA  9/23/21  11:08 am
BCaBA/LaBA's Billing Limitations Jordann Hawkey, BCaBA, LaBA  9/23/21  11:06 am
BCaBA Nicayla Maxwell, BCBA at Family Insight  9/23/21  10:07 am
Possible grandfathering of current BCaBA Maica Mueller, Attain ABA  9/22/21  6:15 pm
Praise (and a question) for updated Billing Guidance Maica Mueller, Attain ABA  9/22/21  6:14 pm
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Maica Mueller, Attain ABA  9/22/21  6:13 pm
Further support for the BCaBA/LABA Maica Mueller, Attain ABA  9/22/21  6:13 pm
Devastating Impact on Quality of Services Anonymous (100080)  9/22/21  3:00 pm
Changes in ABA Billable Activities Anonymous (100079)  9/22/21  1:41 pm
In strong support of BCaBA/ LABA certifications Daniela Gaona Garcia - New Directions ABA  9/22/21  10:41 am
BCaBA/LABA KayLynn Newton  9/22/21  10:38 am
Possible grandfathering of current BCaBA Alejandro Solis Gomez Attain ABA  9/22/21  10:27 am
Praise (and a question) for updated Billing Guidance Alejandro Solis Gomez Attain ABA  9/22/21  10:26 am
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Alejandro Solis Gomez Attain ABA  9/22/21  10:26 am
Further support for the BCaBA/LABA Alejandro Solis Gomez Attain ABA  9/22/21  10:25 am
Possible grandfathering of current BCaBA Rhiannon Bailey, Attain ABA  9/21/21  11:03 pm
Praise (and a question) for updated Billing Guidance Rhiannon Bailey, Attain ABA  9/21/21  11:03 pm
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Rhiannon Bailey, Attain ABA  9/21/21  11:02 pm
Further support for the BCaBA/LABA Rhiannon Bailey, Attain ABA  9/21/21  11:01 pm
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Selamawit Hagos, Attain ABA  9/21/21  1:15 pm
Enhancement Draft Manual Element (S9482) Replaces Ambulatory Crisis Stabilization Horizon Behavioral Health  9/21/21  12:39 pm
Enhancement Manual Elements for H2011 Appendix G Horizon Behavioral Health  9/21/21  12:33 pm
Mental Health Manual Chp 4 - H0036, H2019 Horizon Behavioral Health  9/21/21  12:28 pm
Further support for the BCaBA/LABA Barbara Baskin, BCBA Attain ABA  9/21/21  11:37 am
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Diana Mean-Nguyen, Attain ABA  9/20/21  6:56 pm
Further support for the BCaBA/LABA Christina Loran, BCBA - Attain ABA  9/20/21  6:33 pm
Praise (and a question) for updated Billing Guidance Christina Loran, BCBA - Attain ABA  9/20/21  6:31 pm
Proposed ABA Changes Crystal Peterson Barker, CPB Behavioral Therapy and Advocacy Services, LLS  9/20/21  5:38 pm
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Brittney Hutzell - Attain ABA  9/20/21  5:13 pm
Further support for the BCaBA/LABA Brittney Hutzell - Attain ABA  9/20/21  5:12 pm
Possible grandfathering of current BCaBA Casey Loughrey - Attain ABA  9/20/21  4:49 pm
Possible grandfathering of current BCaBA Holly Inhar, BCaBA - Attain ABA  9/20/21  4:47 pm
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Attain ABA  9/20/21  4:42 pm
Further support for the BCaBA/LABA Bethany Greene, BCaBA, Attain ABA  9/20/21  4:41 pm
BCaBA Emily Baker - Attain ABA Therapy  9/20/21  4:41 pm
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Emily Baker - Attain ABA Therapy  9/20/21  4:35 pm
Please recognize the VA licensure and training and certification of BCaBA Casey Loughrey - Attain ABA  9/20/21  4:31 pm
Proposed Regulations Threaten Feasibility and Quality of Home-Based ABA Gretchen Wilhelm, PhD, LPC, LSATP, Compass Behavioral Solutions  9/20/21  2:52 pm
Family involvement Brooke, ACT  9/20/21  1:46 pm
Staff requirements Brooke, ACT  9/20/21  1:43 pm
Family group treatment sizes Brooke, ACT  9/20/21  1:41 pm
Group sizes Brooke, ACT  9/20/21  1:39 pm
Weekly supervision Brooke, ACT  9/20/21  1:36 pm
BCaBA/LaBA Joshua Clue  9/20/21  11:50 am
This is going to hit hardest for Virginians who are people of color and/or have ASD Hannah Robicheau LBA, Compass Behavioral Solutions  9/20/21  10:40 am
Cost of ABA Anonymous (100039)  9/20/21  10:12 am
Lowered quality of treatment for home-based ABA Kathleen O'Neil - Compass  9/20/21  9:37 am
End of an era for home-based ABA? Kathleen O'Neil - Compass  9/20/21  9:02 am
Billing Code: Direct Treatment (97153) & Protocol Modification (97155) Anonymous (100035)  9/20/21  9:01 am
Billing Code: Concurrent Billing Anonymous (100034)  9/20/21  8:58 am
Telehealth: POS Anonymous (100033)  9/20/21  8:56 am
Service Authorization: Service Gaps (less than 30 days) Anonymous (100032)  9/20/21  8:54 am
Admission Criteria: Participation of Families Anonymous (100031)  9/20/21  8:51 am
Staff Requirements: ABA may be provided by... Anonymous (100030)  9/20/21  8:42 am
Service Limitations: Absence of Youth or Caregiver Anonymous (100029)  9/20/21  8:37 am
Service Limitations: Parent Training Group Sizes Anonymous (100028)  9/20/21  8:33 am
Service Limitations: Sessions that include... Anonymous (100027)  9/20/21  8:32 am
Required Activities: Weekly Supervision of Unlicensed Staff Anonymous (100026)  9/20/21  8:27 am
Required Activities: Functional Assessment Anonymous (100025)  9/20/21  8:19 am
concern regarding the proposed legislation Mike Wasczowski  9/17/21  10:10 pm
??? Anonymous (100021)  9/17/21  10:07 pm
Concern Rusty Shackleford  9/17/21  8:36 pm
Concerned with the proposed change. Anonymous (100019)  9/17/21  8:28 pm
Concern Kellen Brau  9/17/21  8:25 pm
Parent Involvement Anonymous (100017)  9/17/21  3:46 pm
Group Sizes Caroline, ACT  9/17/21  3:36 pm
ABA Indirect Activities Anonymous (100015)  9/17/21  2:15 pm
Concern James Lepore  9/17/21  11:22 am
Chapter II Change Anonymous (100012)  9/17/21  10:55 am
0362T Heidi Smith, BCBA, LBA, Family Insight PC  9/16/21  5:07 pm
Comments Regarding ABA Manual Changes Anonymous (100008)  9/16/21  3:37 pm
Comprehensive Needs Assessment Heidi Smith, BCBA, LBA, Family Insight PC  9/16/21  12:57 pm
Tiered Model for Service Delivery Heidi Smith, BCBA, LBA  9/16/21  12:53 pm
Comprehensive Crisis Services Brandon Rodgers  9/16/21  12:52 pm
Direct Services in Schools Heidi Smith, BCBA, LBA  9/16/21  12:51 pm
Appendix D Supervision Heidi Smith, BCBA, LBA  9/16/21  12:47 pm
Care Coordination Anonymous (100002)  9/16/21  12:44 pm
Concerns Related to Changes in Billing for BCaBAs Lauren King  9/16/21  11:44 am
Limitations of BCaBAs Alysa Segovia  9/16/21  11:07 am
BCaBA billing Megan Anderson, Paragon Autism Services  9/16/21  11:00 am
Concerns related to BCaBA Billing Rachel Reich BCaBA, Paragon Autism Services  9/16/21  10:56 am
BCaBA allowable activities Anonymous (99997)  9/16/21  10:19 am
BCaBA Medicaid Manual Change Ishini K., Paragon Autism Services  9/16/21  10:11 am
bcaba limitations Anonymous (99993)  9/15/21  8:25 pm
BCaBA/Billing Changes Robert Austin-Villanueva  9/15/21  7:31 pm
ABA therapy manual Emily Jett, BCBA, LBA. Paragon Autism Services  9/15/21  12:21 pm
BCaBA Linda A  9/15/21  12:05 pm
LHMP Scope of Practice Anonymous (99985)  9/15/21  12:00 pm
BCaBAs, Supervision, Care Coordination, Family Involvement, Indirect Activities, School Toni Haman, BCBA Comprehensive Autism Partnership  9/15/21  11:43 am
Preparing to take my BCaBA exam and lead a team Daniel Bowman  9/15/21  11:37 am
30 day revised treatment plans? Anonymous (99981)  9/15/21  11:17 am
What is purpose/objective of this? Anonymous (99980)  9/15/21  11:13 am
What is purpose/objective of this? Anonymous (99979)  9/15/21  11:12 am
What is purpose/objective Anonymous (99978)  9/15/21  11:11 am
Billing limitations Colleen Hope  9/15/21  10:36 am
BCaBA Limitations Diana Lyons, BCaBA, LaBA , Paragon Autism Services  9/15/21  10:35 am
BCaBA billing limitations Tyra L.Washington  9/15/21  10:31 am
billing courtney keener  9/15/21  10:30 am
Behavior Specialist Esther Perez-Quesada, Paragon Autism Services  9/15/21  10:29 am
BCaBA billing limitations Tressa Tomei, MS  9/15/21  10:27 am
BCaba billing Nicole Lombardo  9/15/21  10:26 am
BCaBA billing limitations Anonymous (99969)  9/15/21  10:25 am
BCaBA Billing Limitations Morgan Greene, Paragon Autism Services  9/15/21  10:21 am
BCABA limitations Natalia Timm  9/15/21  10:20 am
BCaBA Kate Shillingford, Paragon Autism Services  9/15/21  10:19 am
Regarding BCaBA Limitations in New Manual Haley (BCaBA) student  9/15/21  10:19 am
Regarding BCaBA new manual Kasie Hood, Paragon Autism Services  9/15/21  10:19 am
Community Crisis Stabilization admission criteria P. Minor  9/15/21  10:03 am
community crisis stabilization/LOCUS Anonymous (99962)  9/15/21  9:49 am
Comprehensive Crisis Services community crisis stabilization MPNN CSB  9/15/21  9:43 am
BCaBA Anonymous (99959)  9/15/21  7:09 am
BCaBA/LaBA Billing Limitations Shaniqua Berry, Paragon Autism Services  9/14/21  9:24 pm
BCaBA Billing Limitations Gina Pezzuto, BCaBA, LaBA- Paragon Autism Services  9/14/21  5:40 pm
Further Clarification Requested: School Kaitlyn Russell  9/14/21  5:07 pm
BCaBA/LaBA billing Limitations Yohana Asfafa - Paragon Autism Services  9/14/21  2:58 pm
BCaBA Billing Limitation Jasmine Brown - Paragron Autism Services  9/14/21  2:44 pm
SRAs, LABAs, Indirect Hours, and Lower Level of Care Kelci Stockman  9/14/21  2:27 pm
Limitations Placed on BCaBA/LaBA's in the DMAS Kayleigh Rasnick  9/14/21  11:28 am
BCaBA Billing Limitations Sperling Dunivan, Pursuing BCaBA  9/14/21  11:06 am
BCaBA Billing Limitations Sydni Davis, BCBA, LBA  9/14/21  10:57 am
BCaBA Anonymous (99941)  9/14/21  10:56 am
BCaBA Billing Limitations Jasmine, Paragon Autism Services  9/14/21  10:56 am
Billing limitations for BCaBA /LBA as supervisors Jennifer Toufexis BCBA, LBA  9/14/21  10:56 am
Concerns about billing limitations being placed on BCaBA/LaBA's Jane McHugh - Paragon Autism Services  9/14/21  10:49 am
Concerns with Billing Limitations Danica Baxter  9/14/21  10:41 am
BCaBA, LaBA Limitations Whitney Sandlin  9/14/21  10:39 am
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts/Licensed Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA/LaBA) Nadia Avery  9/14/21  10:35 am
ABA draft manual - concerns with limitations placed on BCaBA/LaBA billing Nicole Jinier, BCBA/LBA - Paragon Autism Services  9/14/21  10:07 am
Concerns with limitations for BCaBA/LaBA in new manual Kylie Buongiorne  9/14/21  8:28 am
BCaBA/LaBA Billing Limitations/CPT Codes Joshua Farrow, Paragon Autism Services  9/14/21  12:51 am
Concerns for In Home Service & Quality of Services Anonymous (99929)  9/13/21  6:33 pm
Limited Authorized units - Community Crisis Anonymous (99914)  9/9/21  6:04 am
ABA concurrent billing clarification Amanda, ACT  9/8/21  3:49 pm
ABA- Treatment Planning N/A  9/3/21  1:52 pm
Mobile Crisis Authorization Anonymous (99900)  9/3/21  8:56 am
30 day ISP reviews Jodie Burton DPCS,  9/2/21  3:52 pm
non working link Janice A Hinkledire  9/2/21  1:58 pm
FFT supplemental manual Lacrezia Jackson WTCSB  9/1/21  12:10 pm


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