Department of Medical Assistance Services






ADDICTION AND RECOVERY TREATMENT SERVICES (ARTS) PROVIDER MANUAL TRAINING SESSIONS

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is conducting several provider training sessions on the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) implementation effective April 1, 2017. These sessions will review the new ARTS Provider Manual including provider requirements, covered services, documentation and billing requirements and the ARTS reimbursement structure. Click here for the training dates and the registration links.

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADDICTION DISEASE MANAGEMENT TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!

Expanding Care with the Virginia ARTS Benefit:
Addressing The Disease of Addiction In Your Outpatient Clinic
Removing the Frustration with Opiate Use

No Cost Statewide Trainings for Clinicians and Behavioral Health Professionals

***Special Instructions:

Clinicians attending the live Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) Half and Half live (required in total 8 hour) MAT Waiver Training MUST register for the Virginia Department of Health full day training
In response to the statewide opioid epidemic and in support of the new Virginia Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Benefit launching April 1, 2017, the Virginia Department of Health will host free, statewide trainings intended for broad spectrum healthcare clinical and behavioral health providers, focusing on integrating substance use disorder management business and clinical delivery models and removing the frustration with treating opioid use disorders in outpatient clinical practices.

Attend to learn more:

  • Utilizing the Virginia Medicaid's Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) new SUD benefit, with increasing reimbursement rates up to 400% for many of substance abuse services and some services rates higher than commercial plans
  • Assessing, screening, and monitoring of the patient at risk for substance use disorders
  • Identifying substance use disorders and addiction as potentially underlying disorders
  • Integrating SUD treatment management outpatient clinical practice and behavioral health care interventions in outpatient practice
  • Removing barriers and address challenges to integration, coordination, and operational practice
  • Developing of a seamless substance use disorders treatment within primary care business model

Click here to learn more about training dates and registration.

Click here for the VDH Addiction Disease Management full day training slides.


AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE PLACEMENT CRITERIA TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!

An essential part of successful implementation of the Virginia Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Benefit is providers' thorough knowledge of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria for individual assessment and placement. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has engaged Train for Change, Inc., a nationally known organization with specific expertise in this area, to provide system-wide training to assist Community Service Boards (CSBs), their contract agencies, managed care organizations (MCOs) and their contracted providers in learning the ASAM Criteria. Click here for more information on the training dates and registration for Medicaid ARTS providers.


ADDICTION AND RECOVERY TREATMENT SERVICES (ARTS) CREDENTIALING INFORMATION
Pathways for Becoming ARTS Provider
ARTS Attestation Form for ASAM Level 2.1 to 4.0
ARTS Attestation Form for Opioid Treatment Programs
ARTS Organizational Staff Roster
ARTS Network Relations Contacts
ARTS Managed Care Regional Map
OFFICE BASED OPIOID TREATMENT (OBOT) - Updated as of 2/6/2017
ARTS Attestation Form for Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) Programs
ARTS OBOT Organizational Staff Roster
ARTS OBOT Credentialing Checklist
SERVICES AUTHORIZATION FORMS
DMAS Pharmacy Service Authorization Forms  - including oral buprenorphine (DMAS-P182), short-acting opioids (DMAS - P227) and long acting opioids (DMAS-168)
CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES 1115 WAIVER FOR ARTS
CMS Award Letter for the ARTS 1115 Waiver
CMS Special Terms and Conditions
Concept Paper: 1115 Waiver for Addiction Treatment Services
Themes from the ARTS Public Comment Periods
ADDICTION AND RECOVERY TREATMENT SERVICES (ARTS) PROGRAM INFORMATION
ARTS Powerpoint Presentation
ARTS Fact Sheet
ARTS Proposed Reimbursement Structure - FINAL
Virginia Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application - August 5, 2016
August 10, 2016 ARTS Provider Memo
ARTS Billing Methods by ASAM Level of Care
WORKGROUP MEETING INFORMATION
DBHDS Licensing and ASAM LOC Crosswalk
ARTS Workgroup Meetings
ARTS WORKGROUP MEETING MINUTES
ARTS Workgroup Minutes 7/28/16
ARTS Workgroup Minutes 7/21/16
ARTS Workgroup Minutes 7/14/16
Meeting Notes Master List
CERTIFIED SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING RESOURCES
Board of Counseling CSAC Certification Guidance
CSAC Exam: The National Certified Addiction Counselor Level 1 (NCAC I) Exam: NCC AP Testing
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Community College Courses
EXTERNAL LINKS
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Office of Licensing
CMS State Medicaid Director Letter SMD # 15-003
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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SUD@dmas.virginia.gov