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Virginia Launches Enhanced Behavioral Health Services for Medicaid Members

Date: 07.27.2021

Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of new behavioral health services giving Medicaid members greater access to community-based care.


Virginia Medicaid Announces New Coverage for Pregnant Virginians

Date: 07.20.2021

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) announced a new coverage option for pregnant Virginians. The new option mirrors the FAMIS MOMS benefit plan, providing comprehensive coverage for pregnant individuals who are otherwise eligible but do not meet immigration status rules.


Study Finds More Americans Receiving Addiction Treatment, But Gaps Persist

Date: 07.13.2021

Richmond – Substantially more people in the U.S. with opioid use disorder are receiving evidence-based treatment for the disease, but there are still considerable gaps in care along racial lines, according to the largest analysis to date of opioid use disorder among Medicaid recipients.


More Than 750,000 Virginia Adults Gain New Medicaid Dental Benefit

Date: 07.01.2021

RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that more than 750,000 adult Medicaid members will have access to comprehensive dental services under a benefit that begins July 1, 2021. The Governor celebrated the launch of the new adult dental benefit during an event at the Capital Area Health Network’s Vernon J. Harris Medical and Dental Center in Richmond.


New Website Tool Increases Access to Medicaid Program Information

Date: 06.14.2021

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced the launch of a new online feature that allows website visitors to search for topics of interest in the Medicaid state plan.


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