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Regulatory Reform

Learn what the ADA is doing minimize the regulatory burden on dental practices.

The ADA advocates tirelessly to keep federal rules and regulations reasonable, effective, and evidence-based—for dentists and patients alike. Though not exhaustive, below is a list of regulatory issues garnering attention at the national level.

Health information technology
Federal Agencies
  • December 8, 2021—Coalition letter (PDF) on behalf of the Oral Health Pandemic Response Workgroup to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, asking to convene key individuals and organizations to examine the current status of the integration of medical care and dental care data and develop plans to promote oral health policies.
  • FACT SHEET (PDF)
    Cures Act Rule on Information Blocking and Interoperability
  • June 2, 2021—Letter urging the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to clarify several aspects of its 21st Century CURES Act rule, such as the implementation timeline and exemptions from certain electronic health record requirements.
  • June 5, 2019—Letter on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s draft Trusted Exchange for Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).
  • June 4, 2019—Comments on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to move the health care industry toward a more accessible and interoperable health care ecosystem.
  • June 4, 2019—Comments on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s proposed updates to the 21st Century CURES Act rule, which governs standards for sharing health information to help consumers make informed health care decisions, including data about health care prices and outcomes.
  • January 28, 2019—Comments on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Strategy on Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health ITs and EHRs.
Privacy and security
Federal Agencies


Consumer protection
Federal Agencies
Other
Federal Agencies