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All-Payer Claims Database Now Includes Medicare Data

December 13, 2017

VHHA-supported APCD database now includes information from federal health insurance plans, commercial health insurers, health care subscription plans to aid data-driven research to improve health care analyses.

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Warner, Kaine Statement On Potential Loss Of CHIP Coverage For Virginia Families

December 12, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine yesterday released a statement after the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services announced they will begin to notify families today who have one or more family members enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that they will lose coverage on Jan. 31 if Congress does not pass a bipartisan CHIP reauthorization bill.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Opioid And Mental Health Budget Actions

December 11, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his 2019-2020 biennial budget will include $76 million to help combat the opioid epidemic and improve behavioral health treatment.

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Free Dental Services For Students Expanded Through WOW Plus

December 11, 2017

ACPS is committed to ensuring that our children are healthy and ready to learn. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the Wellness on Wheels Bus program to WOW Plus.

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Coping With Holiday Stress

December 1, 2017

Holidays may be stressful due to anxieties about safety and what the future may bring. Some may be facing the holidays without family, friends or co-workers.

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AG Herring Files Court Brief Protecting Women’s Access To Contraception Coverage

November 28, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump Administration's decision to roll back a requirement under the Affordable Care Act for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans. 

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New Report Reveals Northern Virginia’s Uneven Opportunity Landscape

November 28, 2017

When it comes to providing opportunities for social and economic mobility, Northern Virginia is a region of stark contrasts, with communities of great affluence virtually adjacent to highly disadvantaged neighborhoods where residents struggle to get ahead. A new study found 15 “islands of disadvantage” where people face multiple, serious challenges, interspersed among the region’s wealthy communities.

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Virginia Health Information Releases 2017 Industry Report; Compare Virginia’s Health Care Providers Performance

November 23, 2017

Virginia Health Information has published its 2017 report on the efficiency and productivity of hospitals and nursing homes

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A Leftover Thanksgiving Feast

November 22, 2017

What is the best part of Thanksgiving? Is it being with family? Is it the fun? Or, is it what happens after the feast? Leftovers!

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Reproaction Demands Harris Teeter End Patronizing Emergency Contraception Policy

November 21, 2017

On Monday, Nov. 20, Reproaction - a direct action group recently formed to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice – took action to demand Harris Teeter sell Plan B One Step on the shelf where it belongs.

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