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Virginia Medicaid Announces 12-Month Postpartum Coverage

Date: 11.18.2021

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced the Commonwealth has received federal approval to guarantee that Medicaid members can maintain their health coverage for 12 months following pregnancy. Currently, some Medicaid members lose access to care 60 days after the end of a pregnancy. The expanded coverage will enable new parents to receive critical postpartum care, an important step in improving health outcomes for both parents and babies.


Virginia Medicaid Launches New Appeals Portal

Date: 08.26.2021

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced the launch of a new portal that allows Medicaid members, applicants and health care providers to file appeals online through a secure web-based platform.


12-Month Supply of Contraceptives Now Available to Virginia Medicaid Members

Date: 08.17.2021

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced a new policy that allows Medicaid members to receive a 12-month supply of contraceptives, an increase from the one-month supply permitted under previous rules.


Report Highlights Role of Medicaid Expansion in Access to Addiction Treatment

Date: 08.03.2021

Richmond, Va. – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today released a new report highlighting a significant increase in access to addiction and recovery treatment services as a result of Medicaid expansion.


Virginia Launches Enhanced Behavioral Health Services for Medicaid Members

Date: 07.27.2021

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


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