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Welcome to the Indiana Dental Association online newsroom. We are pleased to bring you the latest dentistry and oral health updates in Indiana and across the country. For more information, or to share news, contact Karen Scharf, Director of Communications, at Karen@INDental.org.


IU Dentistry grant supports groundbreaking informatics study of treatment outcomes

2/8/2016

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and the Regenstrief Institute will analyze electronic dental records of patients treated by community dentists across the United States to explore the feasibility of using electronic dental records data for clinical research, with the ultimate goal of improving oral health care nationwide. 

IHCP Corrects PA Requirements

1/27/2016

Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) has corrected the prior authorization requirements for codes D9223 and D9243. Claims that have been previously denied may be resubmitted for consideration. 

Core MMIS and Portal “go - live” date postponed

1/12/2016

FSSA has announced "black out" periods for claims processing associated with the transition to the new MMIS portal. Providers can help ensure they do not miss important information by signing up to receive IHCP email notifications.

IU Board of Trustees approves state-of-the-art building design for School of Dentistry

12/7/2015

The Indiana University Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval for the design schematic of the 45,000-square-foot, $21.6 million expansion to the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Say NO to Burdensome Regulations

11/23/2015

Beginning June 1, 2016, the Affordable Care Act will require all dentists who prescribe to Medicare Part D beneficiaries to be enrolled as Medicare providers.

CDT D7960 to Require PA as of Dec10

11/11/2015

Effective December 10, 2015, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) will require prior authorization (PA) when providers bill for Current Dental Terminology (CDT®1) code D7960.

FDA approves premarket application for Allergan’s Juvederm Ultra XC in lip augmentation

10/19/2015

The Food and Drug Administration Sept. 30 approved a supplemental premarket application for a new indication for Allergan’s Juvederm Ultra XC.

Is your license on track for re licensure?

10/15/2015

In a little less then six months the Indiana State Board of Dentistry will ask all dentists and hygienists to renew their licenses by the end of the business day on February 29, 2016.

ADA Member Dr. Kathy Kell Wins FDI President-elect

9/25/2015

For the first time in 30 years, an ADA member will serve as President-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation.  Dr. Kathy Kell, Iowa, won the chief election on September 24th at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.

ADA thanks legislators for Small Business Healthcare Relief Act

9/16/2015

On behalf of the Association's more than 158,000 members—the vast majority of which employ fewer than 50 employees — ADA President Maxine Feinberg praised the legislators for their efforts.

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