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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 20. Administration of Medical Assistance Services
4/1/2020

12VAC30-20-500. Definitions.

Part XII
Provider Appeals

The following words and terms when used in this part shall have the following meanings:

"Administrative dismissal" means a dismissal that requires only the issuance of a decision with appeal rights but does not require the submission of a case summary or any further proceeding.

"Day" means a calendar day unless otherwise stated.

"DMAS" means the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services or its agents or contractors.

"Hearing officer" means an individual selected by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to conduct the formal appeal in an impartial manner pursuant to §§ 2.2-4020 and 32.1-325.1 of the Code of Virginia and this part.

"Informal appeals agent" means a DMAS employee who conducts the informal appeal in an impartial manner pursuant to §§ 2.2-4019 and 32.1-325.1 of the Code of Virginia and this part.

"Last known address" means the provider's physical or electronic correspondence address on record in the DMAS Medicaid Management Information System as of the date DMAS transmits an item to the provider or the address of the provider's counsel of record. Nothing herein shall prevent DMAS and the provider from agreeing in writing during the course of an audit or an appeal to use an alternative location for the transmittal of an item or items related to the audit or the appeal.

"Provider" means an individual or entity that has a contract with DMAS to provide covered services and that is not operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Transmit" means to send by means of the United States mail, courier or other hand delivery, facsimile, electronic mail, or electronic submission.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 17, Issue 19, eff. July 4, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 14, eff. April 15, 2009; Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016.

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