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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
10/27/2021

12VAC30-90-275. Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs (NATCEPs) costs.

A. Facility-based NATCEPs costs.

1. Salary -- staff development. Gross salary of personnel conducting the nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs.

2. Employee benefits. Benefits related to personnel conducting the nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs. See 12VAC30-90-272 B for description of employee benefits.

3. Contract services. Cost of state qualified nurse aide instructors paid on a contract basis.

4. Supplies. Cost of supplies used in conducting NATCEPs (e.g., pencils, papers, erasers, staples, textbooks and other required course materials).

5. License fees. Cost of nurse aide registry application fees and competency evaluation testing fees paid by the nursing facilities on behalf of the certified nurse aides.

6. Housekeeping expenses. Housekeeping expense as defined in 12VAC30-90-272 D, for nursing facilities which dedicate space in the facility to NATCEPs activities 100%. Housekeeping expenses shall be allocated to the NATCEPs operations in accordance with Medicare Principles of Reimbursement.

7. Maintenance and operation of plant. Maintenance and operation of plant as defined in 12VAC30-90-272 F, for nursing facilities which dedicate space in the facility to NATCEPs activities 100%.

Maintenance and operation of plant expense shall be allocated to the NATCEPs operations in accordance with Medicare Principles of Reimbursement.

8. Other direct expenses. Any other direct costs associated with the operation of the NATCEPs. There shall be no allocation of indirect patient care operating costs as defined in 12VAC30-90-272, except housekeeping and maintenance and operation of plant expenses.

B. Nonfacility-based NATCEPs costs.

1. Contract services. Cost of training and competency evaluation of nurse aides paid to an outside state approved nurse aide education program.

2. Supplies. Cost of supplies of textbooks and other required course materials provided during the nurse aide education programs by the nursing facility.

3. License fees. Cost of nurse aide registry application fees and competency evaluation testing fee paid by the nursing facility on behalf of the certified nurse aides.

4. Travel. Cost for transportation provided to the nurse aides to the training or competency evaluation testing site.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia and Item 322(D)(2a) of Chapter 912 of the 1996 Acts of Assembly.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 1, eff. December 1, 1997.

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