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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 120. Waivered Services
10/24/2020

12VAC30-120-990. Quality Management Review; Utilization Review; Level of Care (Loc) Reviews.

A. DMAS shall perform quality management reviews for the purpose of assuring high quality of service delivery consistent with the attending physicians' orders, approved POCs, service authorized services for the waiver individuals, and DMAS compliance with CMS assurances. Providers identified as not meeting the standards consistent with such orders, POCs, and service authorizations shall be required to submit corrective action plans (CAPs) to DMAS for approval. Once approved, such CAPs shall be implemented to resolve the cited deficiencies.

B. If DMAS staff determines, during any review or at any other time, that the waiver individual no longer meets the criteria for participation in the waiver (such as functional dependencies, medical/nursing needs, risk of NF placement, or Medicaid financial eligibility), then DMAS staff, as appropriate, shall deny payment for waiver services for such waiver individual and the waiver individual shall be discharged from the waiver.

C. Securing service authorization shall not necessarily guarantee reimbursement pursuant to DMAS utilization review of waiver services.

D. Failure to meet documentation requirements and supervisory reviews in a timely manner may result in either a plan of corrective action or retraction of payments.

E. Once waiver enrollment occurs, Level of Care Eligibility Re-determination audits (LOCERI) shall be performed at DMAS.

1. This independent electronic calculation of eligibility determination is performed and communicated to the DMAS supervisor. Any individual whose LOCERI audit shows failure to meet eligibility criteria shall receive a second manual review and may receive a home visit by DMAS staff.

2. The agency provider and the CD services facilitator shall submit to DMAS upon request an updated DMAS-99 LOC form, information from a current DMAS-97 A/B form, and, if applicable, the DMAS-225 form for designated waiver individuals. This information is required by DMAS to assess the waiver individual's ongoing need for Medicaid-funded long-term care and appropriateness and adequacy of services rendered.

F. DMAS or its designated agent shall periodically review and audit providers' records for these services for conformance to regulations and policies and concurrence with claims that have been submitted for payment. When a waiver individual is receiving multiple services, the records for all services shall be separated from those of non-home and community-based care services, such as companion or home health services. Failure to maintain the required documentation may result in DMAS' determination of overpayments against providers and requiring such providers to repay these overpayments pursuant to § 32.1-325.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 31, Issue 10, eff. February 12, 2015.

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