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


Virginia Medicaid Announces Retainer Payments for Qualified Community-based Providers

Date: 05.06.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) announced today that it will make retainer payments to qualified Medicaid providers, preserving access to essential community-based services affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.


Virginia Medicaid Agency Announces Supports for Health Care Providers

Date: 04.24.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced a series of strategies designed to support home and community-based health care providers as they serve Medicaid members during the COVID-19 health emergency.


400,000 Virginians Enrolled in Health Coverage Through Medicaid Expansion

Date: 04.03.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced that more than 400,000 adults are now enrolled and receiving health services because of expanded eligibility rules that took effect in January 2019.


Virginia Medicaid Agency Takes Steps to Protect Member Health Information

Date: 03.26.2020

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) discovered in late January that one or more unauthorized individuals accessed medical records of multiple hospitals and viewed some personal health information of 6,120 Medicaid members.


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.


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