At least 12 Clark County dentists have had repeated lawsuits and discipline by the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners after making serious mistakes. But the dentists retain active licenses to practice.
Open enrollment on the Nevada Health Link exchange runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. In the meantime, consumers are encouraged to “window shop” the varied plans on the exchange.
Elko and Lyon counties will use the money to buy video-interactive equipment that will help with treatment for opioid abuse, Sen. Jacky Rosen’s office says.
The suicide rate among Nevada teenagers and children nearly doubled between 2017 and 2018, according to the state’s Office of Suicide Prevention.
After hitting all-time low of 4.7 percent in 2016, the rate of uninsured children nationwide ticked back up for the first time in a decade in 2017 to 5 percent, a report by Georgetown University shows. Nevada’s rate climbed to 8 percent.
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange ads will show young adults having accidents — like walking into a fountain while staring at a cell phone — and grappling with the financial consequences of being without insurance.
Plans offered on the state’s health insurance exchange are expected to climb an average of 1.9 percent, while off-exchange plans will see an average 3.1 percent rate increase, the state’s Division of Insurance announced Tuesday.
The April 28 collection day was the 15th in the last eight years, according to the release. The next Take Back Day is scheduled Oct. 27.
Instead of the strict rules contained in draft regulations made public in January, the consequences for violations of the law would be left to the state medical board’s discretion, based on a prescriber’s “good faith attempts at compliance.”
Overall opioid-related overdose deaths have decreased slightly in Nevada since 2010, but data presented Thursday show that heroin and synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are responsible for a sharply higher share of the deaths.