The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) will welcome public comment regarding the submission to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amendments to the following 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers: Community Living (CL) and the Family and Individual Supports (FIS) waivers.
The intent of the amendment is to propose to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a rate methodology for a customized rate for certain individuals receiving waiver services. Services that may qualify for a customized rate include:
- Community Coaching
- Group Day
- Group Home
- In-Home Support services
- Supported Living
The amendment will also technically correct the number of slots in the CL waiver to reflect the number approved by the Virginia General Assembly.
This notice serves to open the 30 day public comment period, which began on January 4, 2016 and closes February 3, 2017 at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). The 1915(c) HCBS waiver amendments can be located at the links below (see page, Item 2. Purpose(s) of Amendment):
Instructions for Public Comment Submission:
Electronic Submission - Comments should be sent to HCBSComments@dmas.virginia.gov
Comments may be sent within the body of an email or placed within a Microsoft Word document.
Or, submit via US postal mail to:
The Department of Medical Assistance Services
600 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Or, Fax to: Teri Morgan, 804-452-5468