Archive for February 2017

Health Policy Update: Virginia’s 2017 Session, ACA Repeal and Medicaid

Virginia's 2017 Legislative Session The General Assembly concluded its short session on February 25. Of note: Dental Hygienists Under Remote Supervision Dental hygienists, including those employed by safety net sites, will be able to provide preventive services under remote supervision in community-based settings, like schools and Head Start. The legislation passed the legislature unanimously, and the Board…

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Federal Health Policy – What’s at Stake in Virginia?

The Trump administration has made repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a priority. This, coupled with expiration of funding for FAMIS (known federally as CHIP) and the likelihood of significant changes to Medicaid, will have substantial bearing on Virginia's health care system and the health of Virginians. VaOHC staff is staying up-to-date on health…

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