Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/19/2022

Part V. Benefits and Reimbursement

12VAC30-141-200. Benefit packages.

The Commonwealth's Title XXI State Plan utilizes two benefit packages within FAMIS as set forth in the FAMIS State Plan, as may be amended from time to time. One package is a modified Medicaid look-alike component offered through a fee-for-service program; the other package is modeled after the state employee health plan and delivered by contracted MCHIPs.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. August 23, 2006; Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; Volume 30, Issue 12, eff. March 28, 2014.

12VAC30-141-210. [Reserved].

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2003.

12VAC30-141-500. Benefits reimbursement.

A. Reimbursement for the services covered under FAMIS fee-for-service and MCHIPs shall be as specified in this section.

B. Reimbursement for physician services, surgical services, clinic services, prescription drugs, laboratory and radiological services, outpatient mental health services, early intervention services, emergency services, home health services, immunizations, mammograms, medical transportation, organ transplants, skilled nursing services, well baby and well child care, vision services, durable medical equipment, disposable medical supplies, dental services, case management services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language therapy services, hospice services, school-based health services, behavioral therapy services including applied behavior analysis, and certain community-based mental health services shall be based on the Title XIX rates.

C. Reimbursement to MCHIPs shall be determined on the basis of the estimated cost of providing the MCHIP benefit package and services to an actuarially equivalent population. MCHIP rates will be determined annually and published 30 days prior to the effective date.

D. Exceptions.

1. Prior authorization is required after five visits in a fiscal year for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy provided by home health providers and outpatient rehabilitation facilities and for home health skilled nursing visits. Prior authorization is required for the following nonemergency outpatient procedures: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, including Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scans, including Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA), or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans performed for the purpose of diagnosing a disease process or physical injury. Prior authorization for dental services will be based on the Title XIX prior authorization requirements for dental services.

2. Reimbursement for inpatient hospital services will be based on the Title XIX rates in effect for each hospital. Reimbursement shall not include payments for disproportionate share or graduate medical education payments made to hospitals. Payments made shall be final and there shall be no retrospective cost settlements.

3. Reimbursement for outpatient hospital services shall be based on the Title XIX rates in effect for each hospital. Payments made will be final and there will be no retrospective cost settlements.

4. Reimbursement for inpatient mental health services other than by free standing psychiatric hospitals will be based on the Title XIX rates in effect for each hospital. Reimbursement will not include payments for disproportionate share or graduate medical education payments made to hospitals. Payments made will be final and there will be no retrospective cost settlements.

5. Reimbursement for outpatient rehabilitation services will be based on the Title XIX rates in effect for each rehabilitation agency. Payments made will be final and there will be no retrospective cost settlements.

6. Reimbursement for outpatient substance abuse treatment services will be based on rates determined by DMAS for children ages six through 18 years. Payments made will be final and there will be no retrospective cost settlements.

7. Reimbursement for prescription drugs will be based on the Title XIX rates in effect. Reimbursements for Title XXI do not receive drug rebates as under Title XIX.

8. Reimbursement for covered prescription drugs for noninstitutionalized FAMIS recipients receiving the fee-for-service benefits will be subject to review and prior authorization when their current number of prescriptions exceeds nine unique prescriptions within 180 calendar days, and as may be further defined by the agency's guidance documents for pharmacy utilization review and the prior authorization program. The prior authorization process shall be applied consistent with the process set forth in 12VAC30-50-210 A 7.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 19, eff. June 29, 2005; Volume 22, Issue 16, eff. July 3, 2006; Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. August 23, 2006; Volume 30, Issue 12, eff. March 28, 2014; Volume 32, Issue 26, eff. September 21, 2016; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. June 26, 2019.

12VAC30-141-510. [Reserved].

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2003.

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