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Dentistry Today: California Budget Boosts Denti-Cal Funding

June 19, 2017 Passed on June 15, the 2017-2018 California budget includes funding for state dental programs. It specifies a $30 million ongoing allocation for the state dental director’s office. An initial state allocation of $140 million will increase Denti-Cal provider rates, totaling nearly $400 million including federal matching funds, with possibly more in future… Read more »

West Health Commends New CA State Budget for Expanding Access to Essential Medical and Oral Health Services for Seniors

West Health Commends New CA State Budget for Expanding Access to Essential Medical and Oral Health Services for Seniors SAN DIEGO AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 15, 2017 – Dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services, West Health issued a statement of support for… Read more »

Helping Seniors Get The Dental Care They Need

Learn how nonprofits West Health and the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center are helping improve oral healthcare for low income seniors in San Diego and around the country.

Publications

Abstracts 2017 Ezell, JM, Morris, AM, Slaboda, J, Manuel, K, Rastogi, R, Feinglass, JM, Cornwell, T, Norman, GJ.  (2017). Addressing the social needs of older homebound adults: A qualitative investigation.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol 65 (Suppl S1), S138-S139. Norman, GJ, Wade, A, Morris, AM, Volpe, V, Rastogi, R. (2017). Home and Community… Read more »

FY 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (L TCH) Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule, and Request for Information CMS-1677-P

June 12, 2017 Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 445-G 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 RE: FY 2018 Medicare RE: FY 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System… Read more »