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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 141. Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan

12VAC30-141-660. Assignment to managed care.

A. Except for children enrolled in the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program established pursuant to Chapter 50 (§ 38.2-5000 et seq.) of Title 38.2 of the Code of Virginia, all eligible enrollees shall be assigned in managed care through the department or CPU. FAMIS individuals, during the preassignment period to an MCHIP, shall receive Title XXI benefits via fee-for-service utilizing a FAMIS card issued by DMAS. After assignment to an MCHIP, benefits and the delivery of benefits shall be administered specific to the managed care program in which the individual is enrolled. DMAS shall contract with MCHIPs to deliver health care services for infants born to mothers enrolled in FAMIS for the month of birth plus two additional months regardless of the status of the newborn's application for FAMIS. If federal funds are not available for those months of coverage, DMAS shall use state funding only.

1. MCHIPs shall be offered to enrollees in all areas.

2. All enrollees shall be assigned to the contracted MCHIPs.

3. Applicants for FAMIS may choose an MCHIP at the time of application. If a choice is not made at application, enrollees shall be assigned through a random system algorithm; provided however, all children within the same family shall be assigned to the same MCHIP.

4. All children enrolled in the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program shall be assigned to the fee-for-service component.

5. Enrolled individuals will receive a letter indicating that they may select one of the contracted MCHIPs that serve such area. Enrollees who do not select an MCHIP as described above, shall be assigned to an MCHIP as described in subdivision 3 of this subsection.

6. Individuals assigned to an MCHIP who lose and then regain eligibility for FAMIS within 60 days will be reassigned to their previous MCHIP.

B. Following their initial assignment to an MCHIP, those enrollees shall be restricted to that MCHIP until their next annual eligibility redetermination, unless appropriately disenrolled by the department.

1. During the first 90 calendar days of managed care assignment, an enrollee may request reassignment for any reason. Such reassignment shall be effective no later than the first day of the second month after the month in which the enrollee requests reassignment.

2. Enrollees may only request reassignment to another MCHIP serving that geographic area.

3. After the first 90 calendar days of the assignment period, the enrollee may only be reassigned from one MCHIP to another MCHIP upon determination by DMAS that good cause exists pursuant to subsection C of this section or for any reason at annual renewal.

C. Disenrollment for good cause, defined in 12VAC30-120-370, may be requested at any time.

1. After the first 90 calendar days of assignment in managed care, enrollees may request disenrollment from DMAS based on good cause. The request must cite the reasons why the enrollee wishes to be reassigned. The department shall establish procedures for good cause reassignment through written policy directives.

2. DMAS shall determine whether good cause exists for reassignment.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 8, eff. April 3, 2006; Volume 25, Issue 16, eff. May 13, 2009; Volume 25, Issue 25, September 16, 2009; Volume 30, Issue 12, eff. March 28, 2014; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. June 26, 2019.

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