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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 130. Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services
8/9/2022

12VAC30-130-5200. Peer support services and family support partners: documentation of required activities.

A. The recommendation for services shall include the dated signature and credentials of the practitioner described in 12VAC30-130-5190 B who made the recommendation. The recommendation shall be included as part of the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan and medical record. The recommendation shall verify that the individual meets the medical necessity criteria and shall be valid for no longer than 30 calendar days.

B. Under the clinical oversight of the practitioner making the recommendation described in 12VAC50-130-5190 B for ARTS peer support services or ARTS family support partners, the peer recovery specialist in consultation with his direct supervisor shall develop a recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan based on the recommendation for service, the individual's, and, as applicable the caregiver's, perceived recovery needs and multidisciplinary assessment as defined in this section within 30 calendar days of the initiation of service. Development of the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan shall include collaboration with the individual and, as applicable, the identified family member or caregiver involved in the individual's recovery. Individualized goals and strategies shall be focused on the individual's identified needs for self-advocacy and recovery. The recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan shall also include documentation of how many days per week and how many hours per week are required to carry out the services in order to meet the goals of the plan. The recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan shall be completed, signed, and dated by the practitioner making the recommendation, the PRS, the direct supervisor, the individual, and, as applicable, the identified family member or caregiver involved in the individual's recovery within 30 calendar days of the initiation of service. The PRS shall act as an advocate for the individual, encouraging the individual, and as applicable the caregiver, to take a proactive role in developing and updating goals and objectives in the individualized recovery planning.

C. Services shall be delivered in accordance with the individual's goals and objectives as identified in the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan and consistent with the recommendation of the referring practitioner who recommended services. As determined by the goals identified in the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan, services may be rendered in the provider's office or in the community, or both. The level of services provided and total time billed by the enrolled provider for the week shall not exceed the frequency established in the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan.

D. Under the clinical oversight of the practitioner described in 12VAC30-130-5190 B making the recommendation, the peer recovery specialist in consultation with his direct supervisor shall conduct and document a review of the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan every 90 calendar days with the individual and the caregiver, as applicable. The review shall be signed by the PRS and the individual and, as applicable, the identified family member or caregiver. Review of the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan means the PRS evaluates and updates the individual's progress every 90 days toward meeting the plan's goals and documents the outcome of this review in the individual's medical record. For DMAS to determine that these reviews are complete, the reviews shall (i) update the goals and objectives as needed to reflect any change in the individual's recovery as well as any newly identified needs, (ii) be conducted in a manner that enables the individual to actively participate in the process, and (iii) be documented by the PRS in the individual's medical record no later than 15 calendar days from the date of the review.

E. Progress notes as defined in 12VAC30-50-130 shall be required and shall record the date, time, place of service, participants, face-to-face or telephone contact, and circumstance of contact, regardless of whether or not a billable service was provided, and shall summarize the purpose and content of the session along with the specific strategies and activities utilized as related to the goals in the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan. Documentation of specific strategies and activities shall fully disclose the details of services rendered and align with the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan. Strategies and activities shall include at a minimum:

1. Person centered, strength-based planning to promote the development of self-advocacy skills;

2. Empowering the individual to take a proactive role in the development and updating of his recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan;

3. Crisis support; and

4. Assisting in the use of positive self-management techniques, problem‐solving skills, coping mechanisms, symptom management, and communication strategies identified in the recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan so that the individual:

a. Remains in the least restrictive setting;

b. Achieves his goals and objectives identified in the recovery resiliency and wellness plan;

c. Self-advocates for quality physical and behavioral health services; and

d. Has access to strength-based behavioral health services, social services, educational services, and other supports and resources.

F. Progress notes shall reflect collaboration between the PRS and the individual in the development of the progress notes. If contact with the individual cannot be made, the service is not billable. However, the progress notes shall reflect attempts to contact the individual. Progress notes shall contain the dated signature of the PRS who provided the service.

G. The enrolled provider shall ensure that documentation of all supervision sessions is maintained in a supervisor's log or the personnel file of the PRS.

H. The enrolled provider shall have oversight of the individual's record and maintain individual records in accordance with state and federal requirements. The enrolled provider shall ensure documentation of all activities and documentation of all relevant information about the Medicaid individuals receiving services. Such documentation shall fully disclose the extent of services provided in order to support providers claims for reimbursement for services rendered. This documentation shall be written, signed, and dated at the time the services are rendered.

I. The enrolled provider may integrate an individual's peer support record with the individual's other records maintained within same provider agency or facility, provided all peer support documentation is clearly identified. Logs and progress notes documenting the provision of services shall corroborate billed services.

J. Collaboration shall be required with behavioral health service providers and shall include the PRS and the individual, or caregiver as applicable, and shall involve discussion regarding initiation of services and updates on the individual's status and changes in the individual's progress. Documentation of all collaboration shall be maintained in the individual's record.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 3, eff. November 16, 2017.

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