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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.


The American Dental Association Welcomes Ruth Lipman, Ph.D., as Director, Scientific Information

5/28/2015

Dr. Ruth Lipman has accepted the role of Director, Scientific Information for The American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Lipman will manage the development, review and publication of objective scientific information.

HIP 2.0 Dental Workshops

5/4/2015

Representatives from HP and DentaQuest will be leading HIP 2.0 Dental Specialty workshops across the state during May and June. Presenters will discuss dental coverage guidelines, as well as common billing issues such as claim filing, check/RA inquiry, claim inquiry, and the copy/void/replacements.

ADA Applauds Final Announcement on Optimal Fluoride Level in Drinking Water

4/27/2015

The ADA commended the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for announcing the final recommendation for the optimal level of fluoride in community water systems.  The recommended ratio of fluoride to water, newly calibrated at 0.7 parts per million, results from years of scientifically rigorous analysis of the amount of fluoride people receive from all sources.

$50,000 Donation to Support Free Dental Event

4/9/2015

Indianapolis IN, April 9, 2015 – The Delta Dental Foundation presented a donation of $50,000 to the Indiana Dental Association Foundation for Dental Health (IFDH) to support the IndianaMOM Mission of Mercy charitable dental event.

Correction regarding HIP State Plan – Basic copayments for Dental Services

2/18/2015

HIP State Plan – Basic members are subject to a $4 outpatient copay per service. If more than one service is rendered on a single DOS, a copayment will be assessed for each service.

How Those Affected By Cyber Attack On Anthem Can Get Identity Theft Repair & Credit Monitoring Services

2/13/2015

Current and former Anthem members dating back to 2004 are being offered identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services via AnthemFacts.com starting at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield warns of “phishing” scam

2/6/2015

Indianapolis - Indiana residents who may have been impacted by the cyber-attack against Anthem should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members.

HIP Guidance Offered to Dental Providers

2/6/2015

IHCP releases a reference guide to the dental benefits covered under the HIP plan options.

Quick Reference Guide For Dental Providers Under The Healthy Indiana Plan

2/3/2015

The recent roll out of HIP 2.0 Plus has generated a lot of questions that we do not yet have answers for. To address some of these concerns, Jim Gavin of FSSA has presented the following quick HIP reference guide for dental providers. We will continue to provide new information as we receive it.

Update: HIP 2.0 - 01/31/2015

1/31/2015

All dentists currently enrolled in any Indiana Health Coverage Program will be able to provide treatment to properly enrolled HIP 2.0 Plus patients beginning February 1, 2015. Currently enrolled dentists are not required to register with DentaQuest until May 1, 2015.

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