ADEA State Update

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.



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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

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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

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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

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

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