Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates for Long-Term Care [12 VAC 30 ‑ 90]
Reimbursement Changes Affecting Long Term Care
Action 4913
General Information
Action Summary This action proposes to comply with a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule. CMS announced a final rule in November, 2016, entitled "Emergency Preparedness" (42 CFR 483.73), which requires long term care facilities to establish and maintain an emergency preparedness program. The Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, and the nursing facility provider community worked to establish a Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan and a Memorandum of Understanding for all facilities to sign. This regulatory action is designed to clarify reimbursement provisions relating to reimbursement to disaster-struck nursing facilities.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005276]
Associated Mandates Reimbursement Changes Affecting Long Term Care
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
8064 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/20/2018.
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.