State Update

CMS Issues Informational Bulletin on Oral Health

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On July 10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an informational bulletin providing an update on the CMS Oral Health Initiative and other oral health related items. 

As you may recall in April 2010, CMS... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota Legislature Holds Committee Meeting on Access to Dental Care

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On July 30, the North Dakota Health Services Interim Committee met to hear invited testimony and public comment regarding the committee’s study of how to improve access to dental services and ways to address dental service provider shortages.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Staff Invited to Attend the National Governors Association Summer Meeting

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ADEA AGR staff received a special invitation by the National Governors Association (NGA) to attend its 2014 Summer Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from July 10-13. The NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. 

During the NGA’s 2014 Summer Meeting,... Click Here To Read More

Kennebunk, Maine Debates Community Water Fluoridation

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On July 8, the Kennebunk, Maine Board of Selectmen met and heard a presentation from two area residents concerning removing fluoride from the community water supply. All five towns in the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells (KKW)... Click Here To Read More

November 2014 Proposed Ballot Measures to Watch

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The November 2014 elections are quickly approaching and two states already have proposed ballot initiatives which are of interest to the dental education community.

Colorado

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States Develop New Paths for Medical School Students

State Policy, ACA | Permanent link

As states work to balance tight state budgets with an ever increasing demand for healthcare services, as a result of an aging baby-boomer population and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more state legislatures are looking for new ways to address primary care professional shortages. Below is a brief summary of how two states,... Click Here To Read More

CMS Launches New Initiative to Help States with Medicaid

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In a letter to state Medicaid directors dated July 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of a new collaborative initiative called the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Continues its Focus on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

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On July 28, the National Governors Association (NGA) announced the selection of four additional states—Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin—to participate in a policy academy regarding the reduction of prescription drug abuse. Earlier this year, NGA announced that the second round... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - August 2014

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New Jersey

On July 10, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) vetoed, for the second time, a bill which would have established a College Affordability Study Commission for the purpose of examining issues and developing recommendations to increase... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - August 2014

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The National Association of State Budget Officers issued a report detailing governors’ executive budget recommendations for FY15. The report finds that state budgets are expected to continue their trend of moderate improvement in... Click Here To Read More