ADEA State Update

Update on Medicaid Work Requirements

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid | Permanent link

On Aug. 14, advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) challenging the approval of work requirements included under Arkansas’... Click Here To Read More

Medicaid Expansion on the Ballot in Idaho, Nebraska, Utah, and Montana

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

Thirty-three states and Washington, DC, have expanded access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. In most states, expansion took place through legislative action, but after November, three states may expand access through the polls. ... Click Here To Read More

Opioid Prescribing Limitations

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

In July, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed legislation that would prohibit prescribers from prescribing more than a seven-day supply of opioids for the treatment of acute pain. The legislation creates exceptions to the limitation for specified conditions and also allows a practitioner to prescribe more than a seven-day supply if it is... Click Here To Read More

Illinois: Medical Marijuana as a Substitute for Opioids

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

On Aug. 28, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation that allows medical marijuana to be used as a substitute for patients prescribed an opioid. SB 336 establishes a pilot program allowing an individual with a medical condition for which an opioid has been or... Click Here To Read More

Vermont Dental Therapy Program Receives Federal Grant

HHS, Funding, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Therapist | Permanent link

In late July, Vermont Technical College (VTC) received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop its dental therapy program. The grant is expected to pay for building a simulation lab,... Click Here To Read More

Quebec Dentists Fighting Court Order to Remain in Province’s Public Health System

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The Association Des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec (ACDQ, the Association of Dental Surgeons of Quebec) is contesting a ministerial decree forcing dentists in the province to continue providing care through the... Click Here To Read More

New Law in Illinois Ends Practice of Suspending Professional License if Borrowers Fall Behind

State Policy, Licensure | Permanent link

On Aug. 14, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Illinois Career Preservation and Student Loan Repayment Act. The law ends the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s practice of suspending or terminating professional licenses of... Click Here To Read More

Spotlight on ADEA Advocacy: Supporting Oral Health on Capitol Hill

Funding, Federal Policy, NIDCR | Permanent link

Dental educators, researchers and students from around the country will gather in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18 for the 2018 ADEA Advocacy Day. The event will take place just as Congress takes action on FY19 appropriations, creating the most opportune time for ADEA members to... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Releases its Second Annual State-by-State Opioid Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Summary

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

Prescription drug abuse is a growing public health concern. Each day, 91 people die from overdosing on opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many states looking to reduce prescription drug abuse, overdose and misuse have enacted... Click Here To Read More

Congress Failed to Reauthorize CHIP Funds by Deadline, Putting States in Limbo

Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

Congress failed to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by the Sept. 30 deadline, thus allowing funding to lapse. CHIP is funded jointly by states and the federal government. Although CHIP benefits are different... Click Here To Read More

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