|Submitted||Nov. 12, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
A spreadsheet of Medicaid claims for treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DSM-5 300.14, ICD-10 F44.81).
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
We are in receipt of your request for information regarding the Virginia Medicaid program. Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Code of Virginia § 2.2-3700 A, "(e)xcept as otherwise specifically provided by law, all official records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the Commonwealth ...". Our policy, therefore, is to respond to FOIA requests from the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia and not to those residing outside of the Commonwealth. This departmental policy is not intended to deny you the information you have requested but rather, given the numerous in-state requests that we receive, allow us to comply with those requests that we are directed to do so by law. Therefore, due to the number of in-state requests we receive, we are unable to comply with your request.
Please send FOIA requests to: FOIA@DMAS.Virginia.gov<mailto:FOIA@DMAS.Virginia.gov> .
Public Information Officer
Office of Communication, Legislation and Administration
Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)
600 East Broad Street, Suite 1300
Richmond, Virginia 23219
DMAS web portal: www.virginiamedicaid.dmas.virginia.gov<http://www.virginiamedicaid.dmas.virginia.gov/>
DMAS Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.