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The mission of the Virginia Network of Private Providers is to strengthen the system of services for individuals with behavioral health issues, addictions, or developmental disabilities through advocacy for the individuals we support, strong communication and support of member organizations and representation of their interest in all forums.
Strengthening and Investing in Home and Community Based Services for Medicaid Beneficiaries: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Spending Plans and Narratives
October 22, 2021
“Strengthening and Investing in Home and Community Based Services for Medicaid Beneficiaries: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Spending Plans and Narratives” The documents linked below are the Virginia request and the responses from CMS and released yesterday: va-arp-hcbs-spending-plan va-arp-9817-addendum-08-02-21 va-arp-9817-rai-07-23-21 va-arp-9817-partial-09-13-21
Update on Federal Public Health Emergency
October 19, 2021
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it was extending the declaration of a public health emergency (PHE). HHS is renewing its COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days effective October 18, 2021 through January 16, 2022. The extension of the PHE also extends the availability of the 6% FMAP increase […]
Rates, Rates, Rates!
October 13, 2021
Most of you now know that the rate chart linked to the Medicaid Memo referenced in Friday’s News Post for BH and ARTS rates was a) missing rates for several services and b) contained misleading information concerning a number of services which are being “repurposed” on December 1st as part of the BRAVO initiative. Thanks […]
Memo re Temporary 12.5% Rates Increases Has Been Published
October 08, 2021
The Memo (dated 6 October) has been posted; Claims processed 8 October and after (within the restrictions of the temporary rate) can be submitted at the increased amount for services billed directly to DMAS. This includes all of the DD Waiver Services! The MCOs and BHSA will implement the changes on a prospective basis […]
VNPP represents the interests and concerns of its members at a wide variety of meetings, committees and commissions. These gatherings are convened either by the Executive or Legislative Branch of state government or by one of the other organizations representing public providers or advocacy groups.
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