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

General Notice
Supplemental Payment Method for Faculty in Dental Pediatric Residency Programs
Date Posted: 5/10/2005
Expiration Date: 6/30/2005
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.

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 (  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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Scott Crawford   / Director, Provider Reimbursement Division
Address: 600 East Broad Street,
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-3639    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: (800)343-0634