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Gov. Northam's pay raises could address understaffed state behavioral health facilities

| Jul 7, 2021

Starting in July, Virginia state employees will receive paychecks that include a five percent pay raise. Gov. Ralph Northam and the state legislature approved the 2020-2022 state budget last March and saved $2 billion after freezing newly adopted spending expenses last year due to the pandemic, which will help contribute...[ Read More ]

Q&A: DBHDS Chief Clinical Officer Alexis Aplasca, MD on moving towards value-based models of care in Virginia

| Jun 10, 2021

Alexis Aplasca, MD is the chief clinical officer at the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS). For the past several years, DBHDS has worked to close the gap between behavioral health services covered by public providers—such as Medicaid and Virginia’s 40 community service boards—and commercial providers.  In this...[ Read More ]