ADEA State Update

Issues in Licensing - May 2018

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In Connecticut, HB 5163 would allow state residents the ability to obtain a license to practice dentistry in the state if they are already licensed in another state with similar or more stringent requirements. The bill would also... Click Here To Read More

Prescription Abuse and the Opioid Crisis - May 2018

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

Naloxone

Naloxone, a drug designed to reverse opioid overdoses, is finding its way into legislation across the United States as lawmakers hope to make opioid antagonists widely available. Michigan is considering a ... Click Here To Read More

Insurance Update - May 2018

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA | Permanent link

Louisiana’s HB 780 would create an independent review process for dental service claims made through Medicaid-managed care in the state. A dental claims review panel would be created in the Louisiana Department of Health comprising one... Click Here To Read More

President Trump’s Proposed Budget Slashes Medicaid

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, HHS, ACA, Federal Policy, Medicare and Medicaid Services | Permanent link

On May 23, President Trump released a proposed budget for FY18 titled, “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” The proposal cuts Medicaid by $610 billion over 10 years.... Click Here To Read More

NGA Asks Congress to Extend CHIP Funding for Five Years

Insurance, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

On May 11, the National Governors Association (NGA) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership on the Senate Finance Committee and House Committee on Energy and Commerce asking that Congress act quickly to provide a... Click Here To Read More

Single-payer Model Being Considered by States as Alternative to Current Health Care System

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dental Health, Medicaid Expansion, Oral Health | Permanent link

The State Legislatures in California and New York are debating legislation designed to create single-payer systems in their respective states. Under a single-payer system, all residents of that state would be covered for all medically necessary services, including... Click Here To Read More

Washington Governor Signs Corporate Dentistry Bill Into Law

State Policy, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

On May 16, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) signed SSB 5322 into law. The law provides that only dentists licensed in the state of Washington may own dental practices in the... Click Here To Read More

Illinois Legislature Seeks to Provide Dental Services to Veterans

State Policy, Insurance, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

SB 622 provides that on or after July 1, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services must provide dental services, including prevention and treatment of periodontal disease and dental caries disease. Dental services are defined in the bill as “diagnostic,... Click Here To Read More

Arizona Legislature Restores Adult Dental Benefits Under Medicaid and Invests in University Research

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

On May 12, Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) approved the budget for FY18 and restored emergency dental benefits to adults in the state’s Medicaid program. The adult dental benefit was eliminated from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) during the Great... Click Here To Read More

Iowa Dental Benefits Under Medicaid Set to Change on July 1

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

Beginning July 1, most adult Medicaid members, age 19 and older, in Iowa will be enrolled in the new Dental Wellness Plan

Under the current Medicaid program, those insured in the Dental Wellness Program have access to core services, including exams and cleaning... Click Here To Read More

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