ADA News

January 18, 2018
ADA asks Congress to prioritize CHIP, repeal medical device tax
Washington — As Congress works to finalize a continuing resolution that will keep the government running until the end of 2018, the ADA is asking legislators to include two provisions important to dentistry: a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and a two-year moratorium on the 2.3 percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices.
January 18, 2018
IRS says it won’t penalize companies who don’t pay tax on time
Washington — The Internal Revenue Service said Jan. 17 that it won’t impose penalties on companies that don’t pay the medical device excise tax during the first three quarters of 2018
January 16, 2018
ADA advocacy highlights from a busy 2017
From repealing burdensome Medicare regulations to working to include dentistry in the various pro-business tax reform provisions, 2017 was a busy year for the Association's Washington office.
January 16, 2018
ADA formally comments on proposed changes to Medicare Parts C, D
The ADA filed comments Jan. 12 on the proposed changes to the enrollment requirements for Medicare Part C and Part D.
January 16, 2018
Become a 'lifelong learner' at evidence-based dentistry workshop
Recognizing the vast amount of dental-related research available at the fingertips of plugged-in dentists, Dr. Belok said he attended a workshop in 2017 hosted by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry that gave him an overview of how to effectively sift through the science and use the best of it in patient care.
January 16, 2018
Dentist studying periodontal disease in elderly receives research award
A dentist and Ph.D. candidate studying periodontal disease in the elderly is the inaugural recipient of the ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree Candidates.
January 16, 2018
Invisalign dispute disrupts orthodontists’ workflow
Atlanta — Dr. Susan Podray, an orthodontist in the suburbs of Atlanta, feels like she and her patients are “caught between two companies.”
January 16, 2018
Penn dental school unveils renovated clinic
The University of Pennsylvania dental school celebrated Jan. 11 the opening of the Robert I. Schattner Clinic, a 10,000-square-foot space that features 74 dental operatories, including four dedicated to digital radiography.
January 16, 2018
Straighten out coordination of benefits with ADA resources
This is the fifth in a series featuring answers and solutions for dentists when it comes to the world of dental benefits and plans. The series is intended to help untangle many of the issues that can potentially befuddle dentists and their teams so that they can focus on patient care.
January 16, 2018
Washington State Dental Association dentists file complaint against state Delta Dental
Seattle — Five provider dentists of Delta Dental of Washington who are also on the Washington State Dental Association’s board of directors filed a complaint in early January with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner against Delta. The five allege that the third-party payer misled state regulators when it completed a corporate reorganization in 2013.
January 12, 2018
ADA Wellness Survey reveals dentists’ ergonomic issues
The ADA Council on Dental Practice’s Dental Wellness Advisory Committee conducted a 2015 survey to study the well-being of dentists.
January 12, 2018
Benevis, Kool Smiles to pay $23.9 million in settlement with Department of Justice
Washington ¬— Dental management company Benevis and more than 130 of its affiliated Kool Smiles clinics will pay $23.9 million, plus interest, to resolve allegations from the U.S. Justice Department that they knowingly submitted false claims for payment to state Medicaid programs for medically unnecessary dental services performed on children insured by Medicaid, according to a DOJ news release.
January 11, 2018
Feb. 14 webinar to address nonopioid strategies for managing pain
The ADA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hosting a joint webinar Feb. 14 from 10-11 a.m. Central time on nonopioid strategies for pain management in order to decrease reliance on prescription opioid pain relievers following dental surgery.
January 10, 2018
ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership seeks applicants for 2018-19 program
The American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications through March 16 for its 2018-19 class.
January 10, 2018
Survey: Embedding dental benefits in medical plans is on the way
A new survey finds that 96 percent of health care executives believe that the embedding of dental benefits in medical plans is "already happening or will happen eventually."
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