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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

IDA Recognizes IUSD Faculty Members


During the 50th IUSD Teaching Conference, held October 6, 2016, the Indiana Dental Association (IDA) honored two outstanding IUSD staff members with Pursuit of Excellence recognition. 

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.

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 clarifies the dental benefit period for HIP members


A member’s benefit period depends on when the member enrolls in the HIP program. Once an individual is enrolled in HIP, the 12-month benefit period begins.

CMS delays Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Requirements until February 1


We just learned CMS will delay enforcement of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Requirements until February 1, 2017. CMS also strongly encourages prescribers of Part D drugs to submit their Medicare enrollment applications or opt-out affidavits to their Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) before August 1, 2016.


IDA Members Refinance Over $700k of Student Loans with SoFi


With the high cost of education, we understand that many dentists are burdened with large amounts of student debt. The IDA has been looking for solutions to help our members tackle these issues and through our partnership with SoFi, IDA members, their friends, and families can receive a $500 welcome bonus upon refinancing through

IHCP replaces provider manuals with new Provider Reference Modules


The new modules contain IHCP policies and procedures effective as of October 1, 2015. Look for the new modules and the code tables under the Provider Reference Materials and Code Sets “Quick Links” at  (The Dental Services manual is available here.)

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