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


Governor Northam Declares State of Emergency

Date: 03.12.2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.


Governor Northam Outlines Plans for Novel Coronavirus

Date: 03.04.2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that state officials are executing longstanding public health plans in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Virginia currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, and state officials are continuously monitoring the virus worldwide. Governor Northam, joined by state public health officials, held a media briefing in Richmond today highlighting the Commonwealth’s preparations


Governor Northam Announces Additional Actions to Address COVID-19

Date: 03.03.2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced further actions to protect public health and support Virginians impacted by the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.


Virginia Medicaid Agency Reports Increased Access to Addiction Treatment

Date: 02.14.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today released a new report highlighting significant increases in access to addiction treatment for Medicaid members along with improved health outcomes, including a steady reduction in emergency department visits


Virginia Medicaid Launches New Expansion Access Dashboard

Date: 01.14.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced a new dashboard documenting how newly eligible Virginia adults are using their Medicaid coverage to visit their doctors, fill prescriptions, and treat chronic and life-threatening conditions, including diabetes and cancer.


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