ADEA State Update

Bankruptcy Standards for Student Loans May Get a Fresh Look

Department of Education, Financial Aid, Higher Education | Permanent link

On Feb. 21, the U.S. Department of Education issued a request for... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight on the States: Occupational Licensing Review of Dental Professionals Ramps Up

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

The dental hygiene profession is one of the 34 occupations selected for review in the new National Occupational Licensing Database, which was created by the... Click Here To Read More

States Continue to Discuss Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Dentists

State Policy, Education, Financial Aid, Higher Education | Permanent link

As state legislatures begin to look for ways to increase the number of dental professionals willing to serve in rural and underserved areas in their states, the focus once again is shifting to loan forgiveness programs for dentists.... Click Here To Read More

Congress Extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program for 10 Years

State Policy, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

On Feb. 9, Congress passed and President Trump signed another short-term budget agreement, which included a provision to lengthen the six-year funding extension for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), passed by Congress last month, to 10 years of... Click Here To Read More

CMS Approves Medicaid Waivers: Work Requirements, Premiums and Lockouts Included

Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare and Medicaid Services | Permanent link

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Medicaid 1115 demonstration waivers in Kentucky and Indiana. The waivers continue to signal a new direction by this administration regarding the future of Medicaid. Below is a brief overview of the waivers.

 

Kentucky

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Maryland Focuses on Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits

Medicare and Medicaid, Dental Health | Permanent link

On Feb. 7, the Maryland Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on SB 284. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Thomas Middleton (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Guy Guzzone, Majority... Click Here To Read More

An Update on Dental Regulations - February 2018

HHS, NIH | Permanent link

HHS Delays Implementation of the Common Rule

On Jan. 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an Interim Final Rule to delay implementation of... Click Here To Read More

Report of Interest - February 2018

Reports of Interest | Permanent link

On Jan. 30, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) submitted final... Click Here To Read More

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

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