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The latest press releases from the Department of Medical Assistance Services.


Virginia Medicaid Agency Announces Launch of New Websites

Date: 05.10.2021

Richmond - The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced the launch of updated agency and outreach websites to better support Medicaid members, providers and individuals seeking information about Medicaid programs and services.


Increased Access to Health Coverage for Lawful Permanent Residents Begins April 1

Date: 03.31.2021

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today welcomed the end to a state policy that restricted access to health coverage for thousands of lawful permanent residents.


Virginia Medicaid Agency Announces 500,000 Expansion Enrollment Milestone

Date: 12.30.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced that more than 500,000 Virginians are enrolled in health coverage thanks to expanded Medicaid eligibility rules that took effect in January 2019.


Infographic: Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

Date: 12.30.2020

Background: On January 1, 2019, Virginia expanded Medicaid eligibility for all individuals up to 138% of the poverty level under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


Governor Northam Announces $25 Million in CARES Act Funding for Medicaid Day Support Providers

Date: 11.09.2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia will allocate $25 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to fund monthly retainer payments for day support programs that provide services for Virginians with developmental disabilities.


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