Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 50]
Part D Coverage of Benzodiazepines and Barbiturates
Action 3816
General Information
Action Summary Consistent with section 175 of the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (PL 110-275) and effective January 1, 2013, DMAS is discontinuing its coverage of certain drugs as they will now be covered for Dual Eligible individuals via their Medicare Part D benefit.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003433]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6353 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/02/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Supervisor
Address: Policy Division, DMAS
600 E. Broad Street, Suite 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.