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DMAS Posts Medicaid DSRIP Information Page

DMAS has posted an information page on a possible development of a Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) strategy for Virginia.  DMAS is seeking public input on this strategy as part of the development process, and the page provides an email address plus a concept paper and background presentations on DSRIP. Click here to [...]

2015-09-22T22:30:14+00:00September 20th, 2015|

The Impact of the ACA Dependent Coverage Provision on Behavioral Health Care for Young Adults

An August 2014 Health Affairs article titled: An ACA Provision Increased Treatment For Young Adults With Possible Mental Illnesses Relative To Comparison Group, describes a study of the impact of the ACA dependent coverage provision on people ages 18–25 with possible mental health or substance use disorders.   The authors found that for young adults, with possible mental [...]

2014-08-06T17:24:10+00:00August 6th, 2014|

Update on theVirginia Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission

Click here to review the presentations delivered at the October 21 meeting of the Virginia Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission. The purpose of the Commission is to review, recommend and approve innovation and reform proposals affecting the Virginia Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) programs, including eligibility and financing for proposals set [...]

2013-10-30T13:21:48+00:00October 30th, 2013|

Medicaid and CHIP Participation Rates in Virginia

This brief from the Urban Institute "assesses Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) participation rates and the number of uninsured children who are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP using the most recent data available from the American Community Survey. Nationally since 2008, Medicaid/CHIP participation rates have risen by 5.5 percentage points among children, increasing to 87.2 [...]

2013-09-30T21:43:41+00:00September 27th, 2013|