ADEA State Update

Reports of Interest — March 2015

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a report finding that enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reached nearly 10.8 million additional individuals as of December 2014. 

Reports of Interest — February 2015

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a report on the use of dental services in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicaid and CHIP served more than 45 million children in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2013.

Reports of Interest - December 2014

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The Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) released its 22nd report and made seven recommendations for changes to the current GME system. 

    Reports of Interest - September 2014

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    The National Network for Oral Health Access issued a paper presenting the results of a national survey of health centers that NNOHA conducted in June 2013 to obtain information about school-based oral health programs located in school-based health centers (SBHCs) and operated by health centers.

    National Governors Association Releases an Issue Brief on Prescription Drug Abuse

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    According to the National Governors Association (NGA), prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and the second most common type of drug abuse (following marijuana use among 12- to 17-year-olds).

    Reports of Interest March 2014

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    The National Governors Association (NGA), Health Care Sustainability Task Force released a report providing several recommendations which the federal government can adopt to reduce barriers to innovation and further support state health care initiatives.  

    Reports of Interest February 2014

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    The National Governor’s Association released an issue brief titled The Role of Dental Hygienists in Providing Access to Oral Health Care. The brief examines the barriers to access of oral health care many low-income Americans face and how states are looking toward alternative provider models to address the issue. 

    Reports of Interest January 2014

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    The Institute for College Access & Success issued a report finding that seven in ten college seniors who graduated in 2012 had student loan debt, with an average of $29,400 for those with loans.

    Reports of Interest December 2013

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    The White House issued a United States map which identifies the states that have currently chosen not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and provides data on the number of Americans in those states that will be impacted.

    November 2013 Reports of Interest

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    The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report that describes: (1) trends in coverage for, and use of, dental services; (2) trends in payments by individuals and other payers for dental services; and (3) the extent to which dental fees vary between and within selected communities across the nation.