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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 122. Community Waiver Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

12VAC30-122-430. Individual and family/caregiver training service.

A. Service description. Individual and family/caregiver training service provides training and counseling to individuals, families, or caregivers of individuals enrolled in the waiver including participation in educational opportunities designed to improve the family's or caregiver's ability to care for and support the individual enrolled in the waiver. This service shall also provide educational opportunities for the individual to better understand his disability and increase his self-determination and self-advocacy. Individual and family/caregiver training service shall be covered in the FIS waiver.

B. Criteria and allowable activities.

1. Individuals who are enrolled in the FIS waiver and their family/caregivers, as appropriate, may participate in this service. DMAS shall cover this service as authorized by the individual's ISP.

2. For the purpose of this service, "family" means the same as set forth in 12VAC30-122-20.

C. Service units and limits.

1. Individual and family/caregiver training service is only available in the FIS waiver.

2. Individual and family/caregiver training service may be authorized for up to $4,000 per ISP year.

3. Travel expenses and room and board expenses shall not be covered.

D. Provider requirements.

1. Providers shall meet all of the requirements of 12VAC30-122-110 through 12VAC30-122-140.

2. Providers shall have a signed, current provider participation agreement with DMAS in order to be reimbursed for providing individual and family/caregiver training.

3. Providers shall have the necessary licensure or certification as required for their profession, that is, RNs shall have a current license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth or shall hold a multistate licensure privilege.

4. Individual and family/caregiver training service shall be provided by enrolled provider entities with expertise in, experience in, or demonstrated knowledge of the training topic set out in the plan for supports.

5. Individual and family/caregiver training service may be provided through seminars and conferences organized by the enrolled provider entities.

6. Individual and family/caregiver training service may also be provided by individual practitioners who have experience in or demonstrated knowledge of the training topics. Individual practitioners may include psychologists, teachers or educators, social workers, medical personnel, personal care providers, therapists, and providers of other services such as day and residential support services.

7. Qualified provider types include:

a. Staff of home health agencies, community developmental disabilities service agencies, developmental disabilities residential providers, community mental health centers, public health agencies, hospitals, clinics, or other agencies or organizations; and

b. Individual practitioners, including licensed or certified personnel such as RNs, LPNs, psychologists, speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed behavior analysts, and persons with other education, training, or experience directly related to the specified needs of the individual as set out in the ISP.

E. Service documentation and requirements.

1. The support coordinator shall maintain a plan for supports that includes:

a. Identifying information such as provider name, provider number, responsible person and telephone number, effective dates for the service, and if applicable, person-centered review dates;

b. Expected outcomes of the training; and

c. Specific training or activities showing frequency, location, dates and times, and to whom the training was provided.

2. The provider shall maintain and relay to the support coordinator contact notes or a summary documenting:

a. Date, location, hours, and summary of each training event;

b. Plan for support desired outcome that was addressed;

c. Specific details of the training activities conducted, including person to whom activities were directed;

d. Training delivered as planned or modified; and

e. Effectiveness of strategies and satisfaction of the individual or family member/caregiver.

3. Person-centered reviews by the provider (i) shall be required quarterly if the training extends three months or longer, (ii) shall be forwarded to the support coordinator, and (iii) shall include:

a. A summary of the quarter's activities;

b. Training recipient's status and satisfaction with the service; and

c. Training outcomes and effectiveness.

4. Provider and support coordinator documentation shall support all claims submitted for DMAS reimbursement. Claims for payment that are not supported by supporting documentation shall be subject to recovery by DMAS or its designee as a result of utilization reviews or audits.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. March 31, 2021.

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