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Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS)

Providing treatment for those with substance use disorders across the state

1115 Demonstration Waiver Renewal

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is planning to submit the 1115 waiver renewal application for the “Building and Transforming Coverage, Services, and Supports for a Healthier Virginia” 1115 Demonstration to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in July 2024.  The current waiver is set to expire on December 31, 2024.  For more information on this renewal application, please visit Virginia Regulatory Town Hall General Notices.  For more information about the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) benefit, please visit: Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (

DRAFT - 1115 Demonstration Extension Application (PDF)


In 2017, DMAS launched an enhanced substance use disorder treatment benefit - Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS). The ARTS benefit provides treatment for members with substance use disorders across the state. The ARTS benefit expands access to a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment services for all enrolled members in Medicaid, FAMIS and FAMIS MOMS including expanded community-based addiction and recovery treatment services and coverage of inpatient detoxification and residential substance use disorder treatment.

Contact Information

  • Contact information for Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
    • Aetna Better Health - 1-800-279-1878 or TTY: 711
    • Anthem HealthKeepers Plus - 1-800-901-0020 or TTY: 711
    • Molina Healthcare - 1-800-424-4518 or TTY: 711
    • Sentara Community Plan - 1-800-881-2166 or TTY: 711
    • UnitedHealthCare Community Plan - 1-844-752-9434 or TTY: 711
  • Acentra Health (formerly KePro): 804-622-8900 or TTY: 711

Enhanced Behavioral Health and Addiction Services for Youth and Adults

Enhanced Behavioral Health services seek to keep Virginians well and thriving in their communities, reduce the need to focus on crisis by investing in prevention and early intervention for mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) comorbidities, and support a comprehensive alignment of services across the systems that serve Medicaid members.

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