Physician Assured Access System (PAAS)
West Virginia has operated the Physician Assured Access System (PAAS) program under a 1915(b) waiver from CMS since 1992. Currently, there are approximately 9,000 Medicaid recipients enrolled in the program. The design of the program is formulated to enhance access to medical care and to coordinate the health care needs and services of the Medicaid recipient, while managing cost and ensuring quality care. Through assigning responsibility for coordination and continuity of care to a primary provider who accepts the responsibility of directing all aspects of patient care, the patient-provider relationship is formed and a medical home is established. The State hopes to achieve desired levels of access, quality, cost savings and satisfaction.
PAAS Provider Agreement
PAAS Referral Form