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Dr. Gregory Phillips Named IDA President

Life-long learner periodontist to lead dental association   The Indiana Dental Association has elected Dr. Gregory Phillips as its new president for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Dr. Phillips has been a member of IDA since 1984. Dr. Phillips is a periodontist who has practiced in Columbus, IN for the past 25 years. He received his […]

IDA Bestows Honorary Memberships

According to the Bylaws of the Indiana Dental Association, an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry can be named an Honorary Member of IDA. This year, the Association has bestowed Honorary Memberships on two exceptional Hoosiers.   Senator Patricia Miller Indiana Senator Patricia Miller has […]

IDA House Approves New Council Structure

The IDA House of Delegates met June 8-10 in French Lick, Indiana, in conjunction with the IDA’s 159th Annual Session. The House approved a number of measures, including a significant restructuring of IDA Councils and Committees. In follow-up to a 2016 resolution, a Task Force spent the past year reviewing the existing system and formulating […]

IDA Wraps Up Annual Session

“When you throw a party, people take notice—GREAT JOB on the annual session!!”   “I was impressed with the CE options this year and enjoyed the meeting immensely.”   “Marvelous job with the conference. Loved the new App, the hotel, my room, my lecture hall, the trade show.”   “This was one of the most […]

ProSites New Feature Keeps Dental Websites Compliant

Recently, there has been a stir in dental community surrounding websites that are not compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (AwDA). IDA endorsed provider ProSites has just introduced a new feature on all ProSites websites allowing dentists to utilize a website Accessibility Mode to easily make their website accessible per the AwDA. When this new feature is […]

Legislation Limits Opioid Prescribing

In response to the state’s current opioid crisis, the Indiana General Assembly enacted SB 226 that limits prescriptions for opioid medications to a 7 day supply for new patients. The measure has been signed by Governor Holcomb and became effective upon passage. Language in the law allows for dentists to exceed the limit if professional […]

Change of Malpractice Limits Required

If you are currently enrolled in the Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund (PCF) you may soon be seeing changes to your malpractice policy. Senate Bill 28 increases health care provider liability limits for any occurrence of malpractice that takes place on or after July 1, 2017.

Website Accessibility Rules Dentists Need to Know

Several dentists in Texas have received letters from attorneys alleging their websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA) because the websites are not accessible to individuals with disabilities such as blindness or hearing impairment. Such letters typically request the payment of some amount of money in order to avoid a lawsuit, and may also […]

Clarification on Eligibility Reporting in CoreMMIS

IHCP clarifies how eligibility and coverage are reported in CoreMMIS The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) has received a number of inquiries from providers regarding the eligibility and coverage information that CoreMMIS conveys through the IHCP Eligibility Verification System (EVS) options – the Provider Healthcare Portal (Portal), the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, and electronic data interchange (EDI) eligibility […]

Delta Dental Donation to Support Free Dental Event

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. This is the second sponsorship the Delta Dental Foundation has provided to IndianaMOM, having been the Signature Sponsor to the inaugural event held in 2015. “Delta […]