Nevada's Oral Health Demonstration Waiver

Public comments on this Demonstration Waiver can be submitted by emailing through 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, September 1, 2022

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is requesting authority from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a five-year, section 1115 demonstration waiver to expand access to dental services for adults with diabetes in Nevada who receive services from participating federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).  Specifically, DHHS seeks authority to waive federal requirements in Medicaid for “statewideness” and “comparability” under the Social Security Act to provide this new benefit to a subset of adults enrolled in Medicaid in Nevada. This Demonstration will further the objectives of Title XIX and Title XXI of the Social Security Act by improving access to high-quality, dental services that produce positive health outcomes for individuals with diabetes. The Demonstration will not modify the Nevada’s current Medicaid program or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) outside of the dental benefits described within the application.

    Proposed Program Design Information for Beneficiaries and Providers

    Public Hearings and Public Workshops

    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recognizes that it is crucial to listen to and learn from the people who live and work with Medicaid every day. To develop the strongest Medicaid program for Nevada, DHHS continues to talk with providers, beneficiaries, advocates, and health care experts across the state and country. DHHS is committed to continuing these partnerships.

    Medical Care Advisory Committee

    Advisory Committee on the State Program for Oral Health ACOH
    8/19/2022 - Agenda, Presentation
    Second Public Hearing for Waiver: 
    8/31/2022 - 3pm - Agenda
    Public comments regarding the 1115 Waiver must be submitted by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, September 1, 2022. Please email your comments, questions, or concerns to:


    All Public Comments and State responses will be made available online after the public comment period ends. 


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