2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Medicaid Reimbursement for Supported Employment (language only)

Item 307 #14s

Item 307 #14s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 280, after line 14, insert:  
"JJJJ.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall realign the billable activities paid for individual supported employment provided under the Medicaid home- and community-based waivers to be consistent with identical activities provided through employment services organizations that are reimbursed by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.  The department shall have the authority to implement this reimbursement change effective July 1, 2013, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment adds language for the agency to ensure that billable activities for individual supported employment through the Medicaid waiver programs are consistent with existing best practice activities for individual supported employment currently established at the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. This change will increase access to individual supported employment for Virginians with disabilities. The fiscal impact is expected to be minimal.)