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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.


Provider Audit Workgroup to hold public hearings in July

6/15/2016

Three public hearings scheduled to solicit input from interested parties on policies and procedures used in the performance of Medicaid provider audits and possible improvements to the audit process.

Dr. Jay Asdell Named IDA President

5/25/2016

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

5/24/2016

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

3/23/2016

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

3/7/2016

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

3/3/2016

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 sofi.com/IDA.

IHCP replaces provider manuals with new Provider Reference Modules

2/26/2016

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 indianamedicaid.com.  (The Dental Services manual is available here.)

IHCP clarifies Provider Enrollment revalidation requirements

2/24/2016

All providers enrolled with the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) before January 1, 2012, must revalidate their provider enrollments by March 26, 2016.

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. 

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.

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