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Archived ARTS Provider Memos

Published Date: 11.30.2020


Guidance for the use of Urine Drug Testing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Published Date: 11.30.2020


Retroactive Billing for Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS)

Published Date: 11.30.2020


Changes to the Service Delivery Hour Requirements for Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Intensive Outpatient Services (IOPs) Effective August 1, 2020 and Clarification for Partial Hospitalization Services (PHS) Requirements

Published Date: 07.22.2020

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify providers of changes made to the ARTS regulations (12VAC30-130-5090) and are effective beginning August 1, 2020.


SUPPORT Act Established Medicare Part B Benefit for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services by Opioid Treatment Programs, Effective January 1, 2020

Published Date: 03.10.2020

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) as defined in section 8.2 of title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act) changes for Medicare coverage of OTPs


Provider Reimbursement for Licensed Mental Health Professionals

Published Date: 12.13.2019

The purpose of this bulletin is to emphasize requirements of Va. Code § 38.2-3407.10:1 as amended March 21, 2019 (see below) for the Medallion 4.0 and Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus) Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).


Clarification of DMAS Requirements Related to the Use of Telemedicine in Medication Assisted Treatment

Published Date: 10.23.2019

The goal of the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is to ensure individuals with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) obtain access to high quality, evidence-based Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).


DMAS Recognition of Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Supervisees

Published Date: 09.30.2019

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify providers that the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) recognizes Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) Supervisees as approved providers within the scope of their practice within the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) benefit, effective August 1, 2019.


Professional and Telehealth Services Rate Increases Effective July 1, 2019

Published Date: 06.21.2019

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform providers and Medicaid MCOs of rate increases mandated by the 2019 Acts of Assembly. All rate changes are effective July 1, 2019, and are available on the DMAS website at: http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/. Select, “For Providers, Information for Providers, Rate Setting Information,” to get the Provider Rate Setting webpage.


Virginia Medicaid Preferred Drug List Common Core Formulary Changes, and Drug Utilization Review Board-Approved Drug Service Authorizations

Published Date: 06.10.2019

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify providers about Virginia Medicaid’s fee-for-service (FFS) Preferred Drug List (PDL) Program and drug service authorization (SA) requirements for drugs reviewed by the Department’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board.


Federally Qualified Health Centers Coverage of Telemedicine

Published Date: 03.04.2019

The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify the Department of Medical Assistance Services’ (DMAS) policy regarding telemedicine coverage, specifically as it relates to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The clarification is that FQHCs may bill DMAS for services delivered via telemedicine, both as an originating site or as a remote site.


Evidence-Based Practices and Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Published Date: 02.11.2019

The purpose of this bulletin is to highlight evidence-based practices for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and coverage of these services by the Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program and to invite providers to a webinar on February 14, 2019.


Virginia Medicaid Providers Cannot Charge Cash to Medicaid Enrolled Members for Covered Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Published Date: 04.10.2018

The purpose of this DMAS Provider Memo is to alert you to a practice that has been brought to DMAS’ attention concerning substance use disorder (SUD) providers, and to clarify the definition of a Medicaid provider.