12 Va. Admin. Code § 30-50-440 - Support coordination/case management services for individuals with intellectual disability
Current through Register Vol. 38, No. 9, December 20, 2021
Statutory Authority: § 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 1396 et seq.
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12VAC30-50-440. Case management services for individuals with mental retardation.
A. Target Group. Medicaid eligible individuals who are mentally retarded as defined in state law.
1. An active client for mental retardation case management shall mean an individual for whom there is a plan of care in effect which requires regular direct or client-related contacts or communication or activity with the client, family, service providers, significant others and others including at least one face-to-face contact every 90-days. Billing can be submitted for an active client only for months in which direct or client-related contacts, activity or communications occur.
2. There shall be no maximum service limits for case management services except case management services for individuals residing in institutions or medical facilities. For these individuals, reimbursement for case management shall be limited to thirty days immediately preceding discharge. Case management for institutionalized individuals may be billed for no more than two predischarge periods in twelve months.
B. Services will be provided in the entire State.
C. Comparability of Services: Services are not comparable in amount, duration, and scope. Authority of section 1915(g)(1) of the Act is invoked to provide services without regard to the requirements of § 1902(a)(10)(B) of the Act.
D. Definition of Services. Mental retardation services to be provided include:
1. Assessment and planning services, to include developing a Consumer Service Plan (does not include performing medical and psychiatric assessment but does include referral for such assessment);
2. Linking the individual to services and supports specified in the consumer service plan;
3. Assisting the individual directly for the purpose of locating, developing or obtaining needed services and resources;
4. Coordinating services and service planning with other agencies and providers involved with the individual;
5. Enhancing community integration by contacting other entities to arrange community access and involvement, including opportunities to learn community living skills, and use vocational, civic and recreational services;
6. Making collateral contacts with the individual's significant others to promote implementation of the service plan and community adjustment;
7. Following-up and monitoring to assess ongoing progress and ensuring services are delivered; and
8. Education and counseling which guides the client and develops a supportive relationship that promotes the service plan.
E. Qualifications of providers:
1. Services are not comparable in amount, duration, and scope. Authority of § 1915(g)(1) of the Act is invoked to limit case management providers for individuals with mental retardation and serious/chronic mental illness to the Community Services Boards only to enable them to provide services to serious/chronically mentally ill or mentally retarded individuals without regard to the requirements of § 1902(a)(10)(B) of the Act.
2. To qualify as a provider of services through DMAS for rehabilitative mental retardation case management, the provider of the services must meet certain criteria. These criteria shall be:
a. The provider must guarantee that clients have access to emergency services on a 24-hour basis;
b. The provider must demonstrate the ability to serve individuals in need of comprehensive services regardless of the individual's ability to pay or eligibility for Medicaid reimbursement;
c. The provider must have the administrative and financial management capacity to meet state and federal requirements;
d. The provider must have the ability to document and maintain individual case records in accordance with state and federal requirements;
e. The services shall be in accordance with the Virginia Comprehensive State Plan for Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services; and
f. The provider must be certified as a mental retardation case management agency by the DMHMRSAS.
3. Providers may bill for Medicaid mental retardation case management only when the services are provided by qualified mental retardation case managers. The case manager must possess a combination of mental retardation work experience or relevant education which indicates that the individual possesses the following knowledge, skills, and abilities. The incumbent must have at entry level the following knowledge, skills and abilities. These must be documented or observable in the application form or supporting documentation or in the interview (with appropriate documentation).
a. Knowledge of:
(1) The definition, causes and program philosophy of mental retardation
(2) Treatment modalities and intervention techniques, such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning and service coordination
(3) Different types of assessments and their uses in program planning
(4) Consumers' rights
(5) Local community resources and service delivery systems, including support services, eligibility criteria and intake process, termination criteria and procedures and generic community resources
(6) Types of mental retardation programs and services
(7) Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication principles and techniques
(8) General principles of record documentation
(9) The service planning process and the major components of a service plan
b. Skills in:
(2) Negotiating with consumers and service providers
(3) Observing, recording and reporting behaviors
(4) Identifying and documenting a consumer's needs for resources, services and other assistance
(5) Identifying services within the established service system to meet the consumer's needs
(6) Coordinating the provision of services by diverse public and private providers
(7) Using information from assessments, evaluations, observation and interviews to develop service plans
(8) Formulating, writing and implementing individualized consumer service plans to promote goal attainment for individuals with mental retardation;
(9) Using assessment tools
(10) Identifying community resources and organizations and coordinating resources and activities
c. Abilities to:
(1) Demonstrate a positive regard for consumers and their families (e.g. treating consumers as individuals, allowing risk taking, avoiding stereotypes of people with mental retardation, respecting consumers' and families' privacy, believing consumers can grow)
(2) Be persistent and remain objective
(3) Work as team member, maintaining effective inter- and intra-agency working relationships
(4) Work independently, performing position duties under general supervision
(5) Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
(6) Establish and maintain ongoing supportive relationships
F. The State assures that the provision of case management services will not restrict an individual's free choice of providers in violation of § 1902(a)(23) of the Act.
1. Eligible recipients will have free choice of the providers of case management services.
2. Eligible recipients will have free choice of the providers of other medical care under the plan.
G. Payments for case management services under the plan does not duplicate payments made to public agencies or private entities under other program authorities for this same purpose.
Social Security Act Title XIX; 42 CFR 430 to end; all other applicable statutory and regulatory sections.
Derived from VR460-03-3.1102 § 4, eff. May 1, 1994.