Illinois bill proposes changes to insurance coverage for special needs patients
Representative Laura Fine introduced a bill that would require insurance companies to pay for the sedation of special needs patients during dental procedures.
It would apply to patients younger than 27 years old. Currently insurance companies are only required to pay for sedation of special needs patients younger than 6 years old.
To learn more about the legislation in Illinois, click here.
Vermont midlevel provider bill receives initial approval from Senate
On April 2 the Senate voted to give S. 20 preliminary approval. This means the bill will likely pass the Senate.
The legislation would establish and regulate licensed dental practitioners and allow them to provide oral care at the discretion of a dentist. The goal of the bill is to improve access to care for underserved populations.
To read more about the bill, click here.
Buffalo introduces a rural dentistry pilot program
The University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine introduced a rural dentistry pilot program that will provide dental care to underserved areas.
To read more about the program, click here.