Virginia's Medicaid program is transitioning to Cardinal Care, a new brand that encompasses all health coverage programs for all Medicaid members. Some MCOs began issuing cards with the new logo to members in late 2022. However, the old blue-and-white Medicaid ID cards are still valid.
To learn more about Cardinal Care, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Cardinal Care Transition page.
Medallion 4.0 is Virginia’s Medicaid program for infants, children, pregnant women and adults in low-income families with children. It provides acute and primary healthcare services, prescription drug coverage and behavioral health services. View a one-page overview of the program.
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Services
The Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (CMHRS) and Behavioral Therapy transition to Medallion 4.0 will occur in accordance with the regional implementation of the program, beginning August 1, 2018. On each effective date, Magellan of Virginia, DMAS’s Behavioral Health Services Administrator (BHSA) will no longer administer CMHRS and Behavioral Therapy for Medallion 4.0 enrolled members. Instead, CMHRS and Behavioral Therapy will transition into the Medallion 4.0 MCO contract, utilizing DMAS’ current CMHRS coverage criteria and program requirements. Using the Integrated Care Model, this benefit will impact over 750,000 Medicaid members, including children enrolled in Medallion 4.0 and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan. CMHRS providers will follow the CCC Plus authorization processes for Medallion 4.0. Providers will use the same CCC Plus authorization/registration forms found on the DMAS website. Questions regarding the CMHRS transition into Medallion 4.0 can be e-mailed to M4.0-CMHRS@dmas.virginia.gov. For more information and service authorization forms, please visit The CMHRS Webpage.
Medallion 4.0 Focus
|Important Medallion 4.0 Managed Care Timeline Dates|
|Post Request for Proposals (RFP)||July 17, 2017|
|Announce Awards||Late Fall 2017|
|Medallion 4.0 Managed Care Regional Effective Dates|
|Regions||Proposed Effective Dates*|
|Tidewater Region Effective Date||August 1, 2018|
|Central Region Effective Date||September 1, 2018|
|Northern/Winchester Region Effective Date||October 1, 2018|
|Charlottesville/Western Region Effective Date||November 1, 2018|
|Roanoke/Alleghany Region Effective Date||December 1, 2018|
|Southwest Region Effective Date||December 1, 2018|