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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 50. Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care Services

12VAC30-50-150. Medical care by other licensed practitioners within the scope of their practice as defined by state law.

A. Podiatrists' services.

1. Covered podiatry services are defined as reasonable and necessary diagnostic, medical, or surgical treatment of disease, injury, or defects of the human foot. These services must be within the scope of the license of the podiatrists' profession and defined by state law.

2. The following services are not covered: preventive health care, including routine foot care; treatment of structural misalignment not requiring surgery; cutting or removal of corns, warts, or calluses; experimental procedures; acupuncture.

3. The Program may place appropriate limits on a service based on medical necessity or for utilization control, or both.

B. Optometrists' services. Diagnostic examination and optometric treatment procedures and services by ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians, as allowed by the Code of Virginia and by regulations of the Boards of Medicine and Optometry, are covered for all recipients. Routine refractions are limited to once in 24 months except as may be authorized by the agency.

C. Chiropractors' services are not provided.

D. In accordance with 42 CFR 440.60, licensed practitioners (including an LMHP, LMHP-R, LMHP-RP, or LMHP-S as defined in 12VAC30-50-130 or a licensed school psychologist as defined in § 54.1-3600 of the Code of Virginia) may provide medical care or any other type of remedial care or services, other than physician's services, within the scope of practice as defined by state law.

E. Addiction and recovery treatment services shall be covered in other licensed practitioner services consistent with Part XX (12VAC30-130-5000 et seq.) of 12VAC30-130.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR460-03-3.1100 § 6, eff. January 4, 1990; amended, eff. September 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 3, eff. November 29, 1995; Volume 14, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 6, eff. January 6, 1999; Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 1, eff. October 22, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2004; Volume 22, Issue 16, eff. July 3, 2006; Volume 26, Issue 8, eff. January 21, 2010; Volume 33, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 2017; Volume 33, Issue 22, eff. July 26, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 5, eff. December 13, 2018; Volume 39, Issue 5, eff. December 8, 2022.

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