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The latest press releases from the Department of Medical Assistance 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.


Governor Northam Authorizes Hazard Pay for Home Health Workers

Date: 10.15.2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $73 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide hazard pay to home health personal care attendants who served high-risk populations during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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