Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Mandate 148

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Freeze Freestanding Psych Hospitals Rates
Purpose of legislation
Item 326 NN directed that per diem rates of freestanding psychiatric facilities licensed as hospitals shall not be rebased.
Legislation mandating a change
Budget item mandating a change Item 326 (2004)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 30 - 70 : Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates; in-Patient Hospital Care
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 1532: Exclude Freestanding Psychiatric Hospitals from Inpatient Hospital Rate Rebasing
Latest Stage: Emergency/NOIRA
Action 1533: Eliminate DSH for NICU Programs and Modify IME
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 1/4/2005
Closing Explanation
Changes finalized in action 1533.
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