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Virginia Medicaid Agency Releases Report on Access to Primary Care

Date: 07.28.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today released a report demonstrating that the state has an adequate network of primary care providers to ensure access to care in the Commonwealth, with a significant majority of providers currently treating Medicaid members and accepting new patients with Medicaid coverage.


Virginia Medicaid Approved for Housing and Employment Supports

Date: 07.15.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced that the agency has received federal approval to offer housing and employment support services for Medicaid members who have significant behavioral and physical health needs.


Virginia Medicaid Launches New Managed Care Dashboards

Date: 07.09.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced two new dashboards that support the agency’s goals for greater transparency and give members, providers, taxpayers and other stakeholders access to key financial information about the managed care programs that oversee care for 98% of the state’s 1.6 million Medicaid members.


Virginia Medicaid Report Shows Increase in Opioid Treatment Among Pregnant Women

Date: 06.17.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) released a new report today showing a significant increase in treatment rates for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) following the launch of the agency’s Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program in 2017.


Virginia Medicaid Announces New Actions in Response to COVID-19

Date: 05.20.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) announced today that it has received federal approval for an emergency 1135 waiver giving the Medicaid agency the authority to take additional steps to ensure access to care for its members and to address priority needs identified by health care providers.


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