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Inflation for Home Health Rates, Effective July 1, 2019

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All Providers of Home Health Services participating in the Virginia Medical Assistance Programs and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
Jennifer S. Lee, M.D., Director DMAS

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform providers that effective July 1, 2019, the rates for home health providers will be increased to reflect a 2.8% inflation adjustment.  

This action is in accordance with 12VAC30-80-180 of the Virginia Administrative Code, which mandates the annual inflation adjustment for home health providers.

Home health rates, effective July 1, 2019, will be posted on the DMAS web site at

Medicaid Expansion

New adult coverage begins January 1, 2019.  Providers will use the same web portal and enrollment verification processes in place today to verify Medicaid expansion coverage.  In ARS, individuals eligible in the Medicaid expansion covered group will be shown as “MEDICAID EXP.”  If the individual is enrolled in managed care, the “MEDICAID EXP” segment will be shown as well as the managed care segment, “MED4” (Medallion 4.0), or “CCCP” (CCC Plus).  Additional Medicaid expansion resources for providers can be found on the DMAS Medicaid Expansion webpage at:  


Virginia Medicaid Web Portal Automated

Response System (ARS)

Member eligibility, claims status, payment status, service limits, service authorization status, and remittance advice.

Medicall (Audio Response System)

Member eligibility, claims status, payment status, service limits, service authorization status, and remittance advice.

1-800-884-9730 or 1-800-772-9996


Service authorization information for fee-forservice members.


Managed Care Programs

Medallion 4.0, Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus), and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).  In order to be reimbursed for services provided to a managed care enrolled individual, providers must follow their respective contract with the managed care plan/PACE provider.  The managed care plan may utilize different guidelines than those described for Medicaid fee-for-service individuals.

Medallion 4.0

CCC Plus


Magellan Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Services Administrator, check eligibility, claim status, service limits, and service authorizations for fee-for-service members.

For credentialing and behavioral health service information, visit:, email:,or call: 1-800-424-4046




Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  For provider use only, have Medicaid Provider ID Number available.