Virginia Medicaid

Press Releases

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

Virginia Medicaid Agency Awarded Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis

Date: 09.27.2019

RICHMOND – The Virginia Medicaid agency has been awarded a $5 million federal planning grant to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid addiction and other substance use disorders.

Director Dr. Jennifer Lee to Step Down After Leading DMAS Through Successful Expansion of Medicaid

Date: 08.29.2019

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dr. Jennifer Lee, the Director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), will step down effective October 9 after successfully leading the Medicaid agency through the largest expansion of health coverage in Virginia in decades.

Governor Northam Announces More Than 300,000 Virginians Now Enrolled in Expanded Medicaid Program

Date: 07.31.2019

ALEXANDRIA—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that more than 300,000 Virginia adults are enrolled in health coverage and receiving medical services since the Commonwealth expanded its Medicaid program. Governor Northam made the announcement at Neighborhood Health, a community health center serving more than 25,000 patients annually at 12 locations in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County.

Virginia Medicaid Announces Strategies to End Maternal and Infant Mortality Among Members

Date: 07.01.2019

Richmond – The Virginia Medicaid agency announced a series of strategies Monday to end maternal and infant mortality among its members by 2025.

Virginia Medicaid Agency Increases Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment

Date: 03.15.2019

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced a significant policy change that will increase access to lifesaving treatment for Medicaid members with opioid addiction.


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