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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 80. Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rate; Other Types of Care
8/16/2022

12VAC30-80-32. Reimbursement for substance use disorder services.

A. Physician services described in 12VAC30-50-140, other licensed practitioner services described in 12VAC30-50-150, and clinic services described in 12VAC30-50-180 for assessment and evaluation or treatment of substance use disorders shall be reimbursed using the methodology in 12VAC30-80-30 and 12VAC30-80-190 subject to the following reductions for psychotherapy services for other licensed practitioners.

1. Psychotherapy and substance use disorder counseling services of licensed clinical psychologists shall be reimbursed at 90% of the reimbursement rate for psychiatrists.

2. Psychotherapy and substance use disorder counseling services provided by independently enrolled licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed substance abuse treatment practitioners, or registered clinical nurse specialists-psychiatric shall be reimbursed at 75% of the reimbursement rate for licensed clinical psychologists.

3. The same rates shall be paid to governmental and private providers. These services are reimbursed based on the Common Procedural Terminology codes and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes. The agency's rates were set as of July 1, 2007, and are updated as described in 12VAC30-80-190. All rates are published on the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) website at http://www.dmas.virginia.gov.

B. Rates for the following preferred office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) services and opioid treatment programs shall be based on the agency fee schedule: (i) initiation of medication assisted treatment with a visit unit of service; (ii) individual and group substance use disorder counseling and psychotherapy with a 15-minute unit of service; and (iii) substance use care coordination with a monthly unit of service. The agency's rates shall be set as of April 1, 2017. The Medicaid and commercial rates for similar services as well as the cost for providing services shall be considered when establishing the fee schedules so that payments shall be consistent with economy, efficiency, and quality of care. The same rates shall be paid to public and private providers. All rates are published on the DMAS website at http://www.dmas.virginia.gov.

C. Community ARTS rehabilitation services. Per diem rates for partial hospitalization (ASAM Level 2.5) and intensive outpatient services (ASAM Level 2.1) for ARTS shall be based on the agency fee schedule. The Medicaid and commercial rates for similar services as well as the cost for providing services shall be considered when establishing the fee schedules so that payments shall be consistent with economy, efficiency, and quality of care. The same rates shall be paid to governmental and private providers. The agency's rates shall be set as of April 1, 2017, and are effective for services on or after that date. All rates are published on the DMAS website at http://www.dmas.virginia.gov.

D. Reimbursement for all clinically managed low intensity residential (ASAM Level 3.1) services shall be based on the therapeutic group home (Level B) reimbursement described in 12VAC30-80-30.

E. ARTS federally qualified health center or rural health clinic services (ASAM Level 1.0) for assessment and evaluation or treatment of substance use disorder, as described in 12VAC30-130-5000 et seq., shall be reimbursed using the methodology described in 12VAC30-80-25.

F. Substance use case management services. Substance use case management services, as described in 12VAC30-50-491, shall be reimbursed a monthly rate based on the agency fee schedule. The Medicaid and commercial rates for similar services as well as the cost for providing services shall be considered when establishing the fee schedules so that payment shall be consistent with economy, efficiency, and quality of care. The same rates shall be paid to governmental and private providers. The agency's rates shall be set as of April 1, 2017, and are effective for services on or after that date. All rates are published on the DMAS website at http://www.dmas.virginia.gov.

G. Peer support services. Peer support services as described in 12VAC30-130-5160 through 12VAC30-130-5210 furnished by enrolled providers or provider agencies as described in 12VAC30-130-5190 shall be reimbursed based on the agency fee schedule for 15-minute units of service. The agency's rates set as of July 1, 2017, are effective for services on or after that date. All rates are published on the DMAS website at http://www.dmas.virginia.gov.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 8, eff. January 21, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 2017; Volume 34, Issue 3, eff. November 16, 2017; Volume 36, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2020.

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