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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

Section 1557 Final Rule Reminder


The compliance date for Section 1557 nondiscrimination postings is October 16, requiring all dentists who accept government payments to post short statements indicating that translation services are available free of charge to all patients.

Dental Day Scheduled for January 25, 2017


Mark your calendar and clear your schedule for Dental Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Nominations Being Accepted: IDA Specialty Awards


Nominations are now being accepted for IDA Specialty Awards and 2017 IDA Officers.

United Healthcare & AETNA ACA Clients: New Policy Needed


If you currently have a United Healthcare or AETNA policy purchased through the Exchange you will need to purchase a new policy through a new provider.

IDA Foundation Grant to Help Fund CDHC Training


The Valparaiso community will soon be served by two Community Dental Health Coordinators thanks in part to a grant from the Indiana Dental Association Foundation for Dental Health. 

Call for A Delay of the Final Rule of Sec. 1557


...this rule will, among other things, require that your office post notice of interpreting services available in the 15 most frequent non-English languages spoken in your state. The cost of providing these services would be the responsibility of the dental practice.

IHCP Provider Manual Updated


The IHCP Dental Services Provider Manual has been updated and is now available for download.

Dr. Jay Asdell Named IDA President


IDA has named Dr. Jay Asdell as its new president for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Dr. Asdell has been a member of IDA since 1986.

IHCP advises providers to update billing practices to get ready for Core MMIS


The existing claims IHCP processing system is being replaced with a new, more automated Medicaid management information system (MMIS) called Core MMIS. The new system is designed to more accurately and efficiently adjudicate claims according to IHCP coverage policies and national billing guidelines.

IHCP Changes PA Vendor


FSSA approves assignment of PA, RCP, and TBI responsibilities from ADVANTAGE to Cooperative Managed Care Services.

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