Cleveland—A gut microbe described in research published Aug. 14 as "an opportunistic commensal anaerobe in the oral cavity implicated in various forms of periodontal diseases" and prevalent in extraoral infections has been linked in recent studies to colorectal cancer (CRC), the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and second most occurring cancer worldwide. But whether this is an indirect or causal link remains unclear.
The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," shorthanded as the ACA and as this report will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of health care are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators. The Association's primary focus has been the law's potential effects on dentistry and the delivery of dental services to patients.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has the potential to reshape health care in America. The ADA was there in 2009 when "health care reform" consisted of just a few proposals, and we have remained involved in the legislative process and, more recently, the implementation phase. The Association's primary focus has been ACA's potential effects on dentistry and the delivery of dental services to our patients.
Washington—Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 18 to delay 'transfer of value' data collection from physicians and teaching hospitals, including dentists, scheduled to begin Aug. 1 under the Affordable Care Act.
Washington—Current and incoming dental students will have access to a newly customized online debt management tool through school financial aid offices, the Association of American Medical Colleges and American Dental Education Association announced Aug. 5 as many students were returning to school.
Washington—Passage of legislation to reverse an increase in federal student loan interest rates is encouraging but lawmakers should consider additional reforms, the Association told Congress. President Obama was expected to sign into law bipartisan legislation that would apply to loans issued after July 1, 2013.
Recording artist Lena Prima, daughter of jazz giant Louis Prima, will headline the entertainment at the 2013 ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to be held during the ADA Annual Session.
Nashville, Tenn.—The National Conference on Correctional Health Care, Oct. 26-30 at the Nashville Convention Center, will cover some of the most compelling topics in correctional health care, including the Affordable Care Act, mental health, nursing, clinical care, special populations and more.