Potential Provider for High Needs Support Program

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) recently  received federal approval to offer housing and employment support services for Medicaid members who have significant behavioral and physical health needs through the High Needs Supports (HNS) program.  The approved benefit will create a statewide supportive housing program that builds on the existing programs and partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and Virginia Housing. The employment supports benefit will expand on programs established by the Virginia Workforce Centers, the Virginia Employment Commission, and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The HNS program will offer housing and employment services through its managed care program to individuals who meet criteria based on health needs and risk factors, including diagnosis of a developmental disability, serious mental illness or substance use disorder; chronic homelessness; a history of institutional admissions; and/or frequent emergency department visits. 

DMAS is seeking input from existing and potential providers and requests that the interest form below be completed and returned by July 2nd to hnsprogram@dmas.virginia.gov. The information will help DMAS determine provider development needs to establish the HNS provider network. 

If you have any questions, please review the program details at https://www.dmas.virginia.gov/for-providers/high-needs-support/ or contact hnsprogram@dmas.virginia.gov for more information. 

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