Notice is hereby given that the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) intends to provide for a supplemental payment for dentists who are faculty affiliated with dental pediatric residency programs at Virginia Commonwealth University. This change shall also establish a methodology for calculating the supplemental payment. The supplemental payment amount shall be the difference between the Medicaid payments otherwise made for dentists and the lower of 137% of the Medicaid fee or charges. Commercial fees for dental services are approximately 137% of Medicaid fees after taking into account a 28% increase in dental fees effective July 1, 2005. This change is being made pursuant to the Department’s authority under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
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 Scott Crawford, Director, Provider Reimbursement Division, DMAS, 600 Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, and this notice is available for public review on the Regulatory Town Hall (www.townhall.com). Comments or inquiries may be submitted, in writing, within 30 days of this notice publication to Mr. Crawford and such comments are available for review at the same address.