The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) hereby affords the public notice of its intention to amend the Virginia State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide for changes to the Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates—Inpatient Hospital Services (12 VAC 30-70) and Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates – Other Types of Care (12 VAC 30-80).
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 William Lessard, Provider Reimbursement Division, DMAS, 600 Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, or via e-mail at: William.Lessard@dmas.virginia.gov.
Comments or inquiries may be submitted, in writing, within 30 days of this notice publication to Mr. Lessard and such comments are available for review upon request. Comments may also be submitted, in writing, on the Town Hall public comment forum attached to this notice.
This notice is available for public review on the Regulatory Town Hall (www.townhall.com), on the General Notices page, found at https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/generalnotice.cfm.
Reimbursement Changes Affecting Supplemental Payments to Qualifying Private Hospitals
DMAS is sunsettng language from the State Plan related to quarterly supplemental payments for qualifying private hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services rendered during the quarter. This sunsetting is to avoid conflicting with a new supplemental hospital payment that covers a more comprehensive list of private acute care hospitals.
There will be no impact on actual expenditures because the Upper Payment Limit would limit what DMAS can pay in total.