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MEWA Trust: Important Notice Regarding IRS Reporting

This memorandum pertains only to participating employers in the IDA Insurance Trust. We encourage you to speak with your accountant and/or tax advisor for specific guidance. Please read this notice closely. The Affordable Care Act imposes penalties on individuals who do not obtain minimum essential coverage. Individuals associated with your dental practice may be subject to these […]

Association Gloves Expands Product Line

The IDA endorsed glove program, administered by Association Gloves, brings you high-quality products at an exceptional value, access to an easy recurring order program and great personal service. You have to purchase gloves, masks and supplies, so why not buy them from Association Gloves, the organization that saves you money and supports your association? A […]

Comments Sought Regarding Extension of HIP 2.0

1115 Demonstration – Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 Indiana submitted an application to extend the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 demonstration for three years.  The demonstration authorizes the state to collect monthly premiums from individuals up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) in an amount not to exceed 2 percent of household income, except […]

Delta Dental Reports on Updates

There has been some confusion over the CMS delay in the Medicare provider enrollment deadline and the regulations set by Delta Dental for its providers. Dr. Jeffrey Johnston, Delta Dental VP and Chief Science Officer, recently visited with the IDA Council on Dental Benefit Programs and provided the following answers to the Council’s inquiries:  If you contract with […]

March 29 webinar to cover safe uses, handling of medicines

The ADA is hosting a webinar March 29 from 2-3 p.m. Central time on How to Discuss Safe Use, Storage and Disposal of Medicines including Opioids with Your Dental Patients. Speaker Deborah Davidson, senior director at the National Council on Patient Information and Education, will discuss why it is important for dentists to have conversations […]

CoreMMIS Update

The IHCP implementation of the CoreMMIS portal has not gone without any glitches. Dr. Leila Alter has been keeping IDA and its members up to date on progress and performance. Update 02/24/2017 The search payment history module was fixed 02/23 and providers can now get their RAs.  If they submitted  837 (electronic claims through a clearinghouse) […]

South Central Dental Society Presents ZIKA 2017 CE

On January 26, 2017, South Central Dental Society hosted a CE presentation for dentists and hygienists at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Ms. Colleen Sullivan of the Bartholomew County Health Department presented “ZIKA: 2017 And The HPV Epidemic-Implications For Dental Professionals And Their Patients”. Thank you to everyone who attended this great evening!

MDWise Not Authorized for HCC after April 1

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has been informed that, effective April 1, 2017, MDwise will no longer be an authorized health plan for Hoosier Care Connect (HCC). Both Managed Health Services (MHS) and Anthem will remain with the program, so current HCC members will have the option to choose either MHS or […]

CoreMMIS Goes Live February 13

 CoreMMIS Implementation Schedule available here >>>   IHCP’s CoreMMIS will go live February 13, 2017. The original go live date was December 5, 2016. The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) is replacing its current information processing system with the new CoreMMIS, which stands for Core Medicaid Management Information System. CoreMMIS will be a more modern […]

ADA asks Congress to amend McCarran-Ferguson Act in ACA laws

The Association is requesting that Congress include provisions of H.R. 372 — a bill that would amend the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945 — in future legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.