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Earlier this week the ADA endorsed several provisions in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S.524/H.R. 953), legislation that would authorize federal spending for prescription drug monitoring programs and other opioid abuse prevention activities.
Legislation under consideration in Florida would double the time period a child deemed eligible for Medicaid may remain in the program, regardless of changes in circumstances.
The House plans to take up the Restoring Americans Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762) later this week.
The ADA is pleased to announce a number of wins in the latest budget passed by Congress and signed by President Obama Friday night.
On June 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin enforcing a rule that will deny Medicare Part D coverage of prescription drugs if the prescriber has not enrolled in Medicare or formally opted out.
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Texas) this week introduced the ADA-supported Protecting Seniors Access to Proper Care Act (H.R. 4062), which would repeal the requirement that dentists who treat Medicare beneficiaries either enroll in or officially opt out of Medicare in order for their patients to continue to receive their Medicare Part D benefits.
The ADA today joined with 20 other dental organizations in urging every member of Congress to cosponsor H.Res. 416, Rep. Mike Simpson’s (R-Idaho) resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of community water fluoridation.
The American Dental Association today announced it is entering a strategic partnership with the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services to help prevent opioid drug-related overdoses and deaths.
House and Senate conferees working on the 2015 defense reauthorization legislation have agreed to omit language originally drafted by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that would have restricted military chief dental officers to no higher than the rank of one star.
Congress must pass a spending bill by Oct. 1 to avoid a government shutdown, but lawmakers seem intent on drawing out the political battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
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