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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department Of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 90. Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates for Long-Term Care
10/16/2021

12VAC30-90-267. Private room differential.

A. Payment shall be made for a private room or other accommodations more expensive than semi-private (two or more bed accommodations) only when such accommodations are medically necessary. Private rooms will be considered necessary when the resident's condition requires the resident to be isolated for his own health or that of others.

B. Physician certification justifying the private room must be on file prior to the resident's discharge from the semi-private room. The term "isolation" applies when treating a number of physical and mental conditions. These conditions include communicable diseases that require isolation of the resident for certain periods. Private room accommodations may also be necessary for residents whose symptoms or treatments are likely to alarm or disturb others in the same room.

C. Reimbursement for private rooms will only be made when authorized by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services.

D. The Medicaid private room differential shall be calculated by applying the percentage difference between the facility's private and semi-private room charges to the total case-mix neutral Medicaid rate for the facility.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. February 11, 2016.

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