Department of Medical Assistance Services
WAIVER SERVICES AND RATES
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Virginia Departments of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Notice of Public Comment Period

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) renewal applications for the following 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers: Family and Individual Supports (FIS) and the Building Independence (BI) waivers. HCBS waivers are typically approved for a five-year period and then must be renewed with CMS. The intent for the renewal applications is to gain CMS approval to operate the FIS and BI waivers from July 2018 through June 2023.
This notice serves to open the 30-day public comment period, which began on February 16, 2018 and closes March 19, 2018 at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). The 1915(c) HCBS waiver renewal applications can be located here:

The proposed renewal applications include (1) a new service called Benefits Planning (2) revised quality management performance measures (3) updated status for Virginia's Statewide Transition Plan for Compliance with HCBS settings as required by CMS, and (4) updates to the cost-neutrality demonstration.

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
Suite 1300
600 East Broad Street Richmond, Virginia 23219

Or, Fax to: Teri Morgan, 804-452-5468

bullet CCC Plus Waiver Regulations/Manual Crosswalk
EDCD Waiver
bullet EDCD Waiver Regulations – Effective February 13, 2015
bullet Services Facilitator Training – March 2015
CONSUMER-DIRECTED EMPLOYER OF RECORD MANUAL – (REVISION MARCH 2015)
bullet Consumer-Directed Employer of Record Manual (Revision March 2015)
OVERVIEW OF WAIVER SERVICES
The Medicaid home and community based waivers are programs offered to eligible individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living and/or supportive services and would prefer to live in their own home or the community rather than in a facility setting.
There are six Medicaid waivers that are administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia: Three waiver programs (EDCD, Technology Assisted, and Alzheimer’s Assisted Living) are managed by the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS). Three waiver programs (Day Support, Developmental Disability, and Intellectual Disability), are managed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), in collaboration with DMAS. The DMAS Long Term Care Division staff is responsible for the development, oversight, and quality management review of all six waivers. The LTC Division staff responds to requests for policy interpretation and technical assistance to providers.
bullet Alzheimer’s Assisted Living (AAL) Waiver
bullet Day Support
bullet Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD)
bullet Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support (DD) Waiver
bullet Intellectual Disability (ID)
bullet Technology Assisted (Tech)
SFY 2018 WAIVER RATES
bullet Developmental Disabilities Waivers (Building Independence (BI), Family & Individual Support (FIS), and Community Living (CL)
bullet Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Waiver
bullet Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Waiver
OTHER SERVICES
bullet Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
bullet Assistive Technology and Environmental Modifications
bullet For Consumer Directed Services Fiscal Agent, visit the Public Partnerships, LLC, website at this link
MANUALS AND FORMS
bullet Developmental Milestones Assessment for Children under the Age of Six and at Developmental Risk
bullet Virginia Medicaid Provider Manuals
bullet Virginia Medicaid Forms