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

General Notice
DMAS Seeking Public Comments on Addiction Treatment Services Benefit Delivery System Design
Date Posted: 7/1/2016
Expiration Date: 8/1/2016
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is seeking public comment in relation to future DMAS initiatives to improve Medicaid service benefits and delivery systems for individuals with substance use disorders (SUD), including ensuring that a sufficient continuum of care is available to effectively treat the physical, behavioral, and mental dimensions of SUD. DMAS welcomes public comment on the entire Addiction Treatment Services benefit delivery system design.

For more information regarding the Substance Use Disorder Benefit, please visit

Instructions For Public Comment Submission:

Mail Submission– Written comments shall be addressed to Ashley Harrell, Policy and Planning Specialist, Division of Integrated Care and Behavioral Services, Department of Medical Assistance Services 600 East Broad Street, Suite 1300 Richmond, VA 23219

 Electronic Submission – For ease in compilation of comments, all submissions must be a Microsoft Word document, submitted as an email attachment to:

Important Date - If you or your organization plans to submit public comments, please send your comments to  by 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2016. There will be additional opportunities for public comment. The Department will also continue its longstanding practice of meeting regularly with stakeholder groups, providing information and gathering additional input on the important features of  SUD programs.



Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Manager
Address: Division of Policy and Research
600 E. Broad St., Suite 1300
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: (800)343-0634