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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department Of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 10. State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program; General Provisions
1/24/2022

12VAC30-10-580. Payment for services.

A. Medicaid agency meets the requirements of 42 CFR 447, Subpart C, and § 1902(a)(13) and 1923 of the Act with respect to payment for inpatient hospital services.

Chapter 70, 12VAC30-70-10 et seq., describes the methods and standards used to determine rates for payment for inpatient hospital services.

Inappropriate level of care days are not covered.

B. In addition to the services specified in paragraphs A, D, K, L and M, the Medicaid agency meets the following requirements:

1. Section 1902(a)(13)(E) of the Act regarding payment for services furnished by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) under § 1905(a)(2)(C) of the Act. The agency meets the requirements of § 6303 of the State Medicaid Manual (HFCA-Pub. 45-6) regarding payment for FQHC services. Chapter 80, 12VAC30-80-10 et seq., describes the method of payment and how the agency determines the reasonable costs of the services (for example, cost reports, cost or budget reviews, or sample surveys).

2. Sections 1902(a)(13)(E) and 1926 of the Act, and 42 CFR 447, Subpart D, with respect to payment for all other types of ambulatory services provided by rural health clinics under the plan.

Chapter 80, 12VAC30-80-10 et seq., describes the methods and standards used for the payment of each of these services except for inpatient hospital, nursing facility services and services in intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded that are described in other attachments.

12VAC30-80-170 describes the general methods and standards used for establishing payment for Medicare Part A and B deductible/coinsurance.

C. Payment is made to reserve a bed during a recipient's temporary absence from an inpatient facility, as described in 12VAC30-20-170.

D. 1. The Medicaid agency meets the requirements of 42 CFR 447, Subpart C, with respect to payments for skilled nursing and intermediate care facility services.

12VAC30-90-10 describes the methods and standards used to determine rates for payment for skilled nursing and intermediate care facility services.

2. The Medicaid agency does not provide payment for skilled nursing facility services to a swing-bed hospital.

3. The Medicaid agency does not provide payment for intermediate care facility services to a swing-bed hospital.

4. Subdivision 1 of this subsection is applicable with respect to intermediate care facility services; such services are provided under this plan.

E. The Medicaid agency meets all requirements of 42 CFR 447.45 for timely payment of claims.

12VAC30-20-180 specifies, for each type of service, the definition of a claim for purposes of meeting these requirements.

F. The Medicaid agency limits participation to providers who meet the requirements of 42 CFR 447.15.

No provider participating under this plan may deny services to any individual eligible under the plan on account of the individual's inability to pay a cost sharing amount imposed by the plan in accordance with 42 CFR 431.55(g) and 447.53. This service guarantee does not apply to an individual who is able to pay, nor does an individual's inability to pay eliminate his or her liability for the cost sharing change.

G. The Medicaid agency assures appropriate audit of records when payment is based on costs of services or on a fee plus cost of materials.

H. The Medicaid agency meets the requirements of 42 CFR 447.203 for documentation and availability of payment rates.

I. The Medicaid agency's payments are sufficient to enlist enough providers so that services under the plan are available to recipients at least to the extent that those services are available to the general population.

J. The Medicaid agency meets the requirements of 42 CFR 447.205 for public notice of any changes in statewide method or standards for setting payment rates.

K. The Medicaid agency meets the requirements of § 1903(v) of the Act with respect to payment for medical assistance furnished to qualified aliens who entered the United States on or after August 22, 1996, who are not eligible for Medicaid for five years after their entry and nonqualified aliens, including illegal aliens and legal nonimmigrants who are otherwise eligible. Payment is made only for care and services that are necessary for the treatment of an emergency condition, as defined in § 1903(v) of the Act.

L. The Medicaid agency meets the requirements of § 1903(i)(14) of the Act with respect to payment for physician services furnished to children under 21 and pregnant women. Payment for the physician services furnished by a physician to a child or pregnant woman is made only to physicians who meet one of the requirements listed under this section of the Act.

M. Medicaid reimbursement for administration of vaccines under the Pediatric Immunization Program.

A provider may impose a charge for the administration of a qualified pediatric vaccine as stated in § 1928(c)(2)(C)(ii) of the Act. Within this overall provision, Medicaid reimbursement to providers will be administered as follows:

1. The state sets a payment rate below the level of the regional maximum established by the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary.

The state pays $11 per vaccine administration.

2. Medicaid beneficiary access to immunizations is assured through the following methodology:

The Commonwealth will demonstrate access to such services by the Commonwealth's fee per vaccine administration being higher than that of a major insurance company.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Subsection A derived from VR460-01-57, eff. June 16, 1993; subsection B derived from VR460-01-58, eff. June 16, 1993; subsection C derived from VR460-01-59, eff. September 16, 1977; subsection D derived from VR460-01-60, eff. December 1, 1987; subsection E derived from VR460-01-61, eff. August 23, 1979; subsection F derived from VR460-01-62, eff. July 1, 1987; subsection G derived from VR460-01-63, eff. September 30, 1979; subsection H derived from VR460-01-64, eff. September 30, 1979; subsection I derived from VR460-01-65, eff. September 30, 1979; subsections J and K derived from VR460-01-66, eff. June 16, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 26, eff. November 1, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 2, eff. November 15, 1995; Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

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