ADEA State Update

FTC Submits Comments on Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice Bill in Georgia

State Policy, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Federal Trade Commission | Permanent link

In March 2015, Rep. Chuck Martin (R-GA), along with four other State Representatives, sponsored HB 684. The bill, which is currently pending, proposes to expand the scope of practice and procedures that may be performed by dental hygienists and... Click Here To Read More

CMS Approves Waiver for California’s Denti-Cal Program

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

On Dec. 30, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reached an ... Click Here To Read More

HHS Report Finds Children With Medicaid in Four States not Receiving Required Dental Services

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On Jan. 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a ... Click Here To Read More

Dental Amalgam Bill Filed in New Jersey

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On Jan. 27, Rep. Ralph Caputo (D-NJ), introduced A.165. The bill as currently drafted would direct the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, in consultation with the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry and the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, to... Click Here To Read More

State Medicaid Expansion Update

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As the 2016 legislative session begins, states that have not expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act continue to debate the issue. Many states are weighing the costs and savings associated with expanding Medicaid to cover people under age 65 with... Click Here To Read More

Governors Give Their State of the State Addresses

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As state legislatures convene their legislative sessions, governors around the country either have already or are preparing to give their state of the state addresses to their respective legislatures and the public. The state of the state addresses give each governor a unique opportunity to bring attention to and garner support for policy... Click Here To Read More

State and Local Governments Debate Raising the Age to Purchase Tobacco

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States and local governments around the country are debating whether to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21. Proponents argue that keeping tobacco products out of the hands of young people will reduce the number who become addicted. Less than one-third of smokers... Click Here To Read More

State Regulatory Update - February 2016

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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) anticipates proposing a rule, which may be published sometime in March. The proposed rule would add a new section to the Illinois Dental Practice Act to set forth the... Click Here To Read More

Georgia and New Jersey Ask Congress to Act on Graduate Medical Education

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In February, H.R. 302 and S.R. 84 were introduced in the Georgia General Assembly. Both resolutions urge Congress to pass legislation increasing federal support for... Click Here To Read More

States Continue to Introduce Loan Repayment Program Legislation for Dentists

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States are constantly struggling with how to tackle the increasing cost of higher education. Additionally, state governments are continually looking for ways to meet the increased demand for dental care as states expand their Medicaid programs and implement the Affordable Care Act. Several states are expanding student loan... Click Here To Read More

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