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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, BUREAU OF HEALTH INSURANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Department of Health hereby provides notice of its intent to change the way it reimburses providers of non-emergency transportation. This notice is to comply with the requirements set forth at 42 CFR 447.205 and 1902(a)(13) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 1396a(a)(13).
The Department recognizes that the needed services are currently being provided and paid for by the Government of the United States Virgin Islands primarily with local funds. As such, beginning April 1, 2009, and subject to the availability of local and federal funds, the MAP will reimburse qualified transportation providers according to a rate schedule based upon the usual, reasonable and customary charges associated with these services. The Department is determining the full fiscal impact of this change to the MAP but in no event will reimbursement to the transportation providers exceed the Territory’s ability to manage within its federal allotments.

A copy of this notice is available for public review at the office of the Bureau of Health Insurance and Medical Assistance listed below. Comment or inquiries may be submitted in writing within 30 days to:

Julia Sheen-Aaron, Acting Commissioner
Department of Health
Bureau of Health Insurance and Medical Assistance
3500 Richmond
Charles Harwood Complex
Christiansted, USVI 00820
OR
Julia Sheen-Aaron, Acting Commissioner
Department of Health
Bureau of Health Insurance and Medical Assistance
3730 Estate Altona
Suite 302
St. Thomas, USVI 00802

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