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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 120. Waivered Services

12VAC30-120-1005. Waiver Description and Legal Authority.

A. Home and community-based waiver services shall be available through a § 1915(c) waiver of the Social Security Act. Under this waiver, DMAS has waived § 1902(a) (10) (B) and (C) of the Social Security Act related to comparability of services. These services shall be appropriate and necessary to maintain the individual in the community.

B. Federal waiver requirements, as established in § 1915 of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 430.25, provide that the average per capita fiscal year expenditures in the aggregate under this waiver shall not exceed the average per capita expenditures for the level of care provided in an ICF/ID, as defined in 42 CFR 435.1010 and 42 CFR 483.440, under the State Plan that would have been provided had the waiver not been granted.

C. DMAS shall be the single state agency authority pursuant to 42 CFR 431.10 responsible for the processing and payment of claims for the services covered in this waiver and for obtaining federal financial participation from CMS. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) shall be responsible for the daily administrative supervision of the ID Waiver in accordance with the interagency agreement between DMAS and DBHDS.

D. Any of the services covered under the authority of this waiver shall be required in order for the individual to avoid institutionalization.

E. Waiver service populations. These waiver services shall be provided for the following individuals who have been determined to require the level of care provided in an ICF/ID:

1. Individuals with ID; or

2. Individuals younger than the age of six who are at developmental risk. At the age of six years, these individuals must have a diagnosis of ID to continue to receive these home and community-based waiver services.

Individuals enrolled in the waiver who attain the age of six years of age, who are determined not to have a diagnosis of ID, and who meet all Individual and Family Developmental Disability Support (IFDDS) Waiver eligibility criteria, shall be eligible to apply for transfer to the IFDDS Waiver for the period of time up to their seventh birthday. Psychological evaluations or standardized development assessments confirming individuals' diagnoses must be completed less than one year prior to transferring to the IFDDS Waiver. These individuals transferring from the ID Waiver will be assigned a slot in the IFDDS Waiver, if one is available. The case manager shall submit the current Level of Functioning Survey, Individual Support Plan, and psychological evaluation (or standardized developmental assessment for children under six years of age) to DMAS for review. Upon determination by DMAS that the individual is appropriate for transfer to the IFDDS Waiver and there is a slot available for the child, the ID case manager shall provide the family with a list of IFDDS Waiver case managers. The ID case manager shall work with the selected IFDDS Waiver case manager to determine an appropriate transfer date and shall submit a DMAS-225 to the local department of social services. The ID Waiver slot shall be held by the CSB until the child has successfully transitioned to the IFDDS Waiver. Once the child's transition into the IFDDS Waiver is complete, the CSB shall reallocate the ID slot to another individual on the waiting list.

F. ID services shall not be offered or provided to an individual who resides outside of the physical boundaries of the United States or the Commonwealth. Waiver services shall not be furnished to individuals who are inpatients of a hospital, nursing facility, ICF/ID, or inpatient rehabilitation facility. Individuals with ID who are inpatients of these facilities may receive case management services as described in 12VAC30-50-450. The case manager may recommend waiver services that would promote exiting from the institutional placement; however, these waiver services shall not be provided until the individual has exited the institution.

G. An individual shall not be simultaneously enrolled in more than one waiver.

H. DMAS shall be responsible for assuring appropriate placement of the individual in home and community-based waiver services and shall have the authority to terminate such services for the individual who no longer qualifies for the waiver. Termination from this waiver shall occur when the individual's health and medical needs can no longer be safely met by waiver services in the community.

I. No waiver services shall be reimbursed until after both the provider enrollment process and individual eligibility process have been completed.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 1396 et seq.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. July 4, 2013.

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