Efforts to educate lawmakers are highlighted in 2022’s yearly review of the ADA’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. The ADA’s actions to protect dentists and patients by, for example, working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve access to dental surgeries in hospital operating rooms and supporting a successful ballot measure in Massachusetts to establish a medical loss ratio in dentistry were some of the many accomplishments in 2022.
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2022 Federal Legislative and Regulatory Accomplishments
Overcoming the financial and administrative barriers to dental care.
Helping vulnerable seniors achieve optimal oral health through Medicare dental benefits.
Curbing the high rates of addiction, overdose and death from opioid pain medications.
Tackling the alarming levels of educational debt faced at graduation.
Driving tax policies that help dentists in all practice settings to thrive.
Preventing oral disease through education and community-based interventions.
Shaping the regulatory environment that affects the practice of dentistry.
Lobbying Congress to protect dental staff, patients and practices during the pandemic.
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