Coronavirus, Medicaid, Waivers and WaitList

July 15, 2022 Update:  News, Questions and Answers

Public Health Emergency Extended  
The federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) was renewed on July 15, 2022.  It is in effect until October 3, 2022.

Medicaid Waivers Reimbursement Rates 
On July 15, 2022, Medicaid/DMAS posted the reimbursement rates for the Developmental Disability (BI, FIS and CL)  and CCC Plus Waiver programs. (NOVA = Northern VA,  ROS = Rest of State)


FAQ Questions and Answers:

What is in the approved Virginia Budget effective July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024 that affects people with developmental disabilities?
Click for The Arc of Virginia's Review of Virginia's budget highlights. 
To view the entire budget go to:   

How many people are on the DD Waiver WaitList?
As of July 5, 2022, there were 13,859 people on the WaitList. Of the 13,859 waiting, 2,928 are in Priority Level 1.  

Will there be funding available for people on the DD Waiver Wait List to apply for from the Individual and Family Support Program(IFSP) at the VA Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)?
As of July 15, there is no new information to share about the opening of the IFSP application. DBHDS staff are continuing to work on making enhancements to the IFSP-Funding Program.
To receive information about the IFSP application sign up here.

I have not gotten a renewal application for Medicaid since the Pandemic started.  How can I make sure they have my current contact information?
You do not want to miss important paperwork to maintain your Medicaid eligibility.  NOW is the time to notify Medicaid and update your contact information including mailing address. 
Here are the ways you can do that:   
Online at commonhelp.virginia.govor By calling Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282 or  By calling you local Department of Social Services.

What is Cardinal Care?
Starting this summer all Medicaid members will be a part of Cardinal Care.  he Cardinal Care program will combine the two managed care programs - CCC Plus and Medallion 4.0 - into one program.  Cardinal Care will continue to offer members the same programs and services, and will not reduce or change any existing coverage. Members can maintain their health plan and do not need to take any action to enroll in Cardinal Care.  View more about Cardinal Care here

I am on the DD Waiver Wait List and need a waiver.  What should I do?
Contact your CSB asap. Ask what your Priority Level is. If you are in Priority Level 1 or think that you qualify for Priority Level 1, ask if your application documents have been updated with the new requirements and forms. If you need assistance contact The Arc of Virginia. (804-649-8481,  Email: [email protected]

Where can I get information about advocacy for the DD Waitlist and other information? 
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