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ADA Washington Office staff is working to determine legislative and regulatory priorities for 2017.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced this week that it would again delay the enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement.
The ADA today joined with 45 other organizations, including patient groups and dental schools, in urging Congress to increase funding for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) is enlisting the House Judiciary Committee in his ongoing efforts to eliminate the antitrust exemption enjoyed by health insurance companies.
While Congress wrestles with how it will finish up work this session, the American Dental Association, joined with other groups in the Organized Dental Coalition, is urging appropriators to adequately fund federal dental programs.
In an Aug. 30 letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Dr. Jane Grover, director of the ADA Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, responded to an Aug. 19 opinion piece entitled “You Don’t Need to Be a Dentist to Fill a Cavity.”
The ADA received a response from the Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to the Association’s questions about the agency’s new regulation implementing section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
The ADA last week asked the Indian Health Service (IHS) to consider building on the success of community health representatives (CHRs) in native communities in the lower 48 states by implementing the community dental health coordinator (CDHC) workforce model.
The Association has asked the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights for an extension of the implementation deadlines for the recently released final rule issued under Sec. 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity and sex stereotyping.
Medicaid officials in Connecticut have postponed plans to reduce reimbursement for children’s dental care after the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all weighed in in opposition.
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