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


Virginia Medicaid to Transform Managed Care

Date: 10.04.2022

Richmond – Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources John Littel today announced that the Commonwealth’s Medicaid agency plans to launch a transformational new procurement next year to drive innovation and strengthen quality and accountability in its managed care program.


Virginia Medicaid Launches New Behavioral Health Dashboard

Date: 07.21.2022

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced the launch of a new behavioral health dashboard that tracks how Medicaid members use services for mental illness and developmental disabilities.


Preventive Care Will Soon Be Available for All Adult Medicaid Members

Date: 07.19.2022

Richmond – The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) today announced that all adult Medicaid members will have access to preventive services, including screenings, check-ups and counseling to support positive health outcomes under a policy that takes effect September 2022.


Virginia Medicaid Launches Managed Care Performance Dashboard

Date: 04.14.2022

Richmond – The Virginia Medicaid agency today announced the launch of a new dashboard tracking quality performance measures for its managed care program.


Virginia Offers New Behavioral Health Services for Adults and Youth

Date: 12.01.2021

Richmond – Virginia Medicaid members have access, starting December 1, 2021, to six new behavioral health services that strengthen crisis response, address a national emergency in children’s mental health care and provide new supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.


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