Virginia Medicaid

American Rescue Plan Act

Information related to Medicaid funding and benefits provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.


Update on HCBS Rate Increases

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) values the important work of home and community-based care providers, including providers of services for physical and behavioral health needs. We understand the challenges they have faced over the past year as they continue to ensure our members have access to critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget passed during the August 2021 special session includes a 12.5% increase for community based service providers starting July 1, 2021. On October 6, 2021, DMAS issued a Medicaid memo with additional information about this initiative. Please review this memo to learn more about the specific services covered by the rate increase and the timeframe when the new rate will be effective. A Provider FAQ on the rate increase is also available.