RD336 - Medicaid Eligibility -- Inmates in Virginia’s Local and Regional Jails - 11/1/2013

Executive Summary:
Item 69 L of the 2013 Appropriation Act directed the Compensation Board (hereafter, the Board) to work with local and regional jails to determine the number and cost of local-responsible offenders hospitalized off-site who may be eligible for enrollment in Medicaid. It further directed the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) and the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide any assistance necessary to the Board in determining the eligibility of those offenders through the potential establishment of procedures to enroll eligible offenders in Medicaid. The Board was directed to provide a report on the number of local-responsible offenders who could be enrolled in Medicaid to the General Assembly by November 1, 2013. This document is intended to satisfy this reporting requirement.