Participate in Medicaid Provider Rate Study

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Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Participate in Medicaid Provider Rate Study

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is working with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to review payment rates for services provided through the Developmental Disability waivers.

The General Assembly ordered this rate study, which also covers Personal Assistance, Respite, and Service Facilitation services. Because fee-for-service payment rates for these services are standardized across all Virginia Medicaid programs, services for all Medicaid populations are included in the rate study.

Burns & Associates, an operating division of Health Management Associates (HMA-Burns), is assisting with this rate study. HMA-Burns assisted with the most recent rate study in 2014 and produced the rate models currently in effect.

A key element of this rate study is a provider survey administered by HMA-Burns to collect data on provider costs and operations. We strongly encourage you to complete the survey, which will be used to develop recommendations for potential changes to provider payment rates.

No provider-specific information will be released, and the overall data will be used exclusively for the rate study.

Please download the survey and instructions at this link:

You can also view a recorded webinar that will walk you through the survey documents.


Take the Survey


If you have questions about the survey, send them to Stephen Pawlowski with HMA-Burns at If you have questions about the rate study, please contact Beverly Rollins with DBHDS at