DMAS Announces Service Coordination Workgroup Meeting

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) announced this week that it is convening a Service Coordination Workgroup to discuss issues related to service coordination in the proposed Dual Eligible Demonstration.  Workgroup members will include advocates, providers and their representatives, other public organizations, and managed care organizations that have expressed an interest in participating in the Demonstration.  The Virginia Health Care Association will have a workgroup representative at the table when the group meets initially on July 27th.   According to DMAS, the workgroup’s efforts will serve to inform the development of the Request for Applications for procurement of health plans to participate in the Demonstration.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on Friday, July 27th from 10:00 AM to Noon in Conference Rooms 7 A/B in the offices of DMAS located at 600 East Broad Street in Richmond.

From the DMAS announcement, the goals of the meeting include:

  • Review CMS’ requirements for service coordination;
  • Become familiar with the roles played by various providers and health plans who serve individuals who will be eligible for the Demonstration;
  • Define service coordination as it pertains to the Demonstration;
  • Identify considerations that need to be taken into account;
  • Identify elements needed to develop an effective service coordination program; and
  • Facilitate the development of linkages and partnerships among stakeholders.

All individuals with an interest in the Demonstration, and specifically the service coordination element, are invited to attend/observe the meeting.  If time allows, comments from non-workgroup members may be taken from the floor.   As always, written comments can be sent to the DMAS email address at

DMAS has requested that individuals planning to attend the meeting RSVP by July 23, 2012 to