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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 200. Regulations Governing Eligibility Standards and Charges for Medical Care Services to Individuals

12VAC5-200-40. Administration of chapter.

This chapter is administered by the commissioner.

The commissioner shall assure uniformity and consistency by interpreting and implementing the rules of the department for the provision of medical care and related goods and services. The commissioner may issue a guidance document that interprets these regulations and provides guidance for their implementation. Such a document shall be reviewed and revised whenever the regulations of this chapter are reviewed, and may also be amended or revised as needed to meet changing circumstances.

Whenever possible, charges for services shall use the most appropriate current Medicaid charges (and matching Medicaid codes). If there is no Medicaid code for a particular service, the most appropriate current Medicare charge (and matching code) shall be used. If both Medicaid and Medicare charges (and codes) exist for the same service, the Medicaid charge (and code) will be used. If neither a Medicaid nor a Medicare code exists for a particular service, the commissioner, or a designee, shall determine an appropriate charge and develop a matching code. A guidance document shall include procedures for determining the costs and establishing the charges for medical care and related goods and services when any of these are not otherwise addressed in these regulations or the Code of Virginia.

The commissioner shall publish specific income levels expressed in dollar amounts for determining eligibility for medical care services of the department in accordance with the income scales defined in 12VAC5-200-10.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-11 and 32.1-12 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-39-100 § 2.3, eff. December 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 22, eff. August 11, 2004.

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