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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.


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.

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.

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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