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Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

Virginia expanded Medicaid eligibility in January 2019, and currently more than 700,000 adults are newly enrolled in Medicaid.

Our Medicaid expansion evaluation aims to assess the impact of Virginia's expansion of Medicaid on enrollment, utilization and health outcomes of its members. Public reports and policy briefs are available below.

Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services

In response to a local and national opioid epidemic, Virginia Medicaid implemented the Addiction Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program in April 2017 to increase access to treatment for Medicaid members with opioid and other substance use disorders.

Our evaluation's goal is to quantitatively and qualitatively assess the impacts of the ARTS program by analyzing changes in addiction treatment access, utilization and costs. Public reports and policy briefs are available below.

Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus

Virginia implemented the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+) program in August 2017 to serve Medicaid members with complex care needs.

Our goal is to assess the impacts of CCC+ on Medicaid members, patient satisfaction and the overall costs of services to Virginia’s Medicaid program. The ultimate goal is to rebalance the care provided in the community relative to nursing homes, thereby reducing the number of Medicaid members with complex care needs who reside in or are admitted to nursing homes.

Public reports and policy briefs are available below.

Virginia Policy

From 2013-19, the Department of Health Behavior and Policy evaluated programs and policies related to issues and disparities in health and healthcare across Virginia. 

Virginia policy briefs