ADEA State Update

State Spotlight: How a State Legislature, the Federal Government and a Dental School Work Together to Provide Care

Medicare and Medicaid, Higher Education, Public Health | Permanent link

Recall that during the great recession of 2008, adult dental care under Medicaid was terminated in Utah. Only pregnant women continued to receive dental benefits under Medicaid in the state. As a result of the 2008 financial crisis and its impact on the state’s budget,... Click Here To Read More

Governors Begin Giving State of the State Addresses Outlining State Priorities for 2018

State Policy, Higher Education, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

On Jan. 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) became the first governor to deliver a State of the State Address for 2018, and released a 2018 State of the State Book to... Click Here To Read More

Trump Administration Announces New Policy for Work Requirements Under Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Policy | Permanent link

On Jan. 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new policy to assist states in efforts to improve Medicaid enrollee health and well-being through incentivizing work and community engagement among non-elderly,... Click Here To Read More

California Restores Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, adults enrolled in the Denti-Cal program (California’s Medi-Cal Dental program) are eligible for an expanded set of dental benefits. In November 2017, the Department of Health Care Services issued a ... Click Here To Read More

Arizona’s Occupational Licensure Regulatory Rollback to Continue in 2018

State Policy, Licensure | Permanent link

During 2017, Gov. Doug Ducey’s (R-AZ) goal was to eliminate 500 burdensome regulations by the end of the year. His intent was to roll back burdensome regulations, including occupational licensing regulations, “without harming public health or safety,” according to high-level staff in the governor’s office. The governor asked the public,... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - January 2018

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Reports of Interest, CHIP | Permanent link

The National Conference of State Legislatures has created an interactive map detailing the 2018 state legislative session prefiling dates,... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Governor Seeks to Establish a Commission to Review Prescribing Practices for Dentists

Local Policy, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

On Nov. 14, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) announced that his administration would be seeking to enact state legislation titled An Act Relative... Click Here To Read More

Arizona Dental Therapy Legislation Continues to Move Forward in 2018

State Policy, Education, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Therapist | Permanent link

On Nov. 28, the Arizona Senate Health and Human Services and House Health Committee of Reference (COR) approved a revised sunrise ... Click Here To Read More

Bill Prefiled in Virginia to Ensure Individuals Granted DACA May Receive In-state Tuition

State Policy, Education, Federal Policy | Permanent link

Prefiled on Nov. 20, HB 11 would, absent congressional intent to the contrary, deem any individual currently granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (and has the capacity to intend to remain in Virginia... Click Here To Read More

When Will Your State Legislature Convene for 2018? What Five Key State Issues Will Impact Academic Dentistry in 2018?

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The 2018 state legislative sessions will begin soon, and several states have already begun prefiling bills. During 2018, only 46 legislatures will convene because Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas state lawmakers traditionally do not meet during even-numbered... Click Here To Read More

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