Prevalence of opioid use disorder and other substance use among adolescents and young adults in Medicaid/CHIP, 2015-2019 - Lynch V, Clemans-Cope L, Winiski E.
Among adolescents (ages 12-17) and young adults (ages 18-25) enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), 0.5% of adolescents had opioid use disorder (OUD), 3.0% had other risky opioid use, 3.4% had another substance use disorder... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Benevis Commemorates 20-Year History of Dental Care in First Annual Impact Report
Report highlights Benevis ’ milestones in improving dental care access for approximately five million children and the changes in oral healthcare in the U.S. over two decades Atlanta, GA, January 10, 2023 — Benevis, a leading dental support organization (DSO) for practices focused on dental care and orthodontics, ann ounces the release of the company’s first annual Impact Report. The report provides a 20-year lookback into the state of oral health in the United States, and the dental leader’s history of expanding the reach of care to approximately five million underserved patients in 13 states and the Distri ct o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 23, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The December Omnibus Bill ’s Little Secret: It Was Also a Giant Health Bill
Congress passed legislation on mental health, drugs, pandemic preparedness, new Medicare benefits and Medicaid expansion — all before the arrival of the new House. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 22, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Medicare Federal Budget (US) Medicaid Pelosi, Nancy Source Type: news

What defunding Planned Parenthood would harm
Colorado GOP Representative Lauren Boebert introduced a bill Friday that would prohibit federal tax dollars from being allocated to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation's largest provider of abortions. The Defund Planned Parenthood Act, Boebert's first bill of 2023, would redirect…#colorado #laurenboebert #plannedparenthood #supremecourt #roevwade #minnesota #michellefischbach #missouri #vickyhartzler #medicaid (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to meet with McCarthy over avoiding debt ceiling ‘calamity’
President Joe Biden said Friday that he would speak with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy about the debt ceiling, warning that failing to raise the nation’s borrowing limit would be a catastrophic mistake. “We’re going to have a little discussion on that,” he said at a White House event with city…#kevinmccarthy #karinejeanpierre #republicans #socialsecurity #treasury #janetyellen #democrats #medicare #medicaid (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The GOP's current plan to cut spending is a political failure
The long and tedious battle for House speaker ended with the GOP arguably more focused on fiscal responsibility and cutting spending. To accomplish this, Republicans are demanding spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. Asking for some future fiscal discipline before allowing Uncle…#janetyellen #departmentoftreasury #unclesam #medicare #energy #education #medicaid #republicans #brianriedl #socialsecurity (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulators Announce Changes to Nursing Home Rating System
The federal agency that oversees nursing homes has tightened rules around the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas, Robert Gebeloff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg Tags: Nursing Homes Elderly Elder Care Schizophrenia Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Mental Health and Disorders Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Pear Therapeutics' PDTs added to Florida Medicaid Preferred Drug List
Patients can access Pear ' s reSET for substance use disorder and reSET-O for opioid use disorder.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 18, 2023 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Worried About Your Medicare Payment Because of the Debt Limit? Don't Be, Experts Say
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- Clinicians should be "concerned but not panicky" about the potential effects on Medicare, Medicaid, and other healthcare payments as the federal government approaches a "debt ceiling," experts say. "The federal... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 18, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicare to Look More Closely at Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced actions on Wednesday that would put greater scrutiny on antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes as well as let consumers know about citations... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 18, 2023 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Number Of U.S. Uninsured Falls Once More [Infographic]
Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also dubbed Obamacare, is up for the third year in a row, which is reflected in the rising number of Americans who have health insurance. Expansions to programs like Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act aided the process. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - January 18, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharina Buchholz, Contributor Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

The Urgent Care Center Fail-Safe Is Failing Americans
(MedPage Today) -- Would the "American Girl Doll Hospital" accept Medicare and Medicaid patients? This question was posited by a viral tweet a few weeks ago. My answer? Not if doll hospitals operate anything like American urgent care centers.... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 18, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on a revision to the Home Health Agency Survey and Deficiencies Report, form CMS-1572. Home health agency (HHA) surveyors use the CMS-1572 form to assist and direct them in evaluating important information relating to the quality of services provided HHAs. Comments are due by February 17, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 18, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Possible Negative Impacts of the COLA Spike on Retirement – Don’t Overlook These – 24/7 Wall St.
In October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the biggest boost to next year’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in four decades. The COLA increase of 8.7% has already started hitting the bank accounts of Social Security recipients. This big raise will certainly help retirees who…#cms #cola #medicare #medicaid #msp #socialsecurity (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gov. Kemp Recommends Income Tax Refunds and Property Tax Rebates From Georgia – 24/7 Wall St.
Georgians may soon get some tax refunds, as well as tax rebates, if the proposal from Gov. Brian Kemp gains support. Gov. Kemp recently presented his budget recommendations that include sending state income tax refunds and property tax rebates from Georgia to eligible residents. Income Tax Refunds…#briankemp #healthcare #afy2023 #kemp #georgians #democrats #jamesbeverly #medicaid #generalassembly #onegeorgia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news