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Experts discuss implementation of Medicaid MTP waiver’s component allowing for re-entry coverage for Washingtonians leaving incarceration

| Sep 21, 2023 | Washington

Experts weighed in on Washington’s Section 1115 Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) waiver and the availability of new services it will offer residents at the Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved the Washington State Health Care Authority’s...[ Read More ]

Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department rolls out new initiatives to improve public health

| Sep 19, 2023 | Tennessee

Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) is rolling out new initiatives to address violence and improve public health in the city.     MPHD officials held a town hall event at Lee Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Monday night to focus on improving public health. Dr. Melva Black, MPHD deputy...[ Read More ]

Colorado PDAB announces dates for public sessions to provide input on drugs it may propose for upper payment limits

| Sep 18, 2023 | Colorado

The Colorado Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) announced dates for public meetings to be held for the five drugs it may consider for upper payment limits (UPLs) during its meeting on Friday.     PDAB will consider the affordability of Enbrel, Genvoya, Cosentyx, Stelara, and Trikafta, and could consider recommending...[ Read More ]

New facility at Bartlett Regional Hospital prepares to launch services at Southeast Alaska’s first crisis stabilization center

| Sep 14, 2023 | Alaska

Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital opened a new facility that is assisting Alaskans with mental health challenges, and will soon offer crisis care services based on the state’s new Crisis Now model.      The Aurora Behavioral Health Center will expand Bartlett’s comprehensive approach to addressing urgent mental health needs by...[ Read More ]

Orlando Health opens Florida’s first orthopedic hospital

| Sep 13, 2023 | Florida

Orlando Health recently opened Florida’s first orthopedic hospital, which will provide all aspects of elective orthopedic care and world-class physician training. The Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute opened for patients on Aug. 29th. The institute is located at the corner of Columbia Street and Lucerne Terrace in Orlando. The 375,000-square-foot,...[ Read More ]

New laws aim to bolster Washington’s dental workforce, particularly among hygienists

| Sep 12, 2023 | Washington

New laws passed during the 2023 legislative session will provide more support for Washington’s dental workforce, particularly among hygienists.     Lawmakers passed several new dental reform laws during the session, including House Bill 1466, which allows dental hygienists moving to Washington more time to get licensed while working in...[ Read More ]