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IHCP Announces Updates to Dental Services in BR201712

On March 21, 2017, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) published provider banner BR201712. The banner discusses several updates which affect dental services, including: Changed Web interChange to Provider Healthcare Portal (Portal) Included the Portal as an option for submitting fee-for-service claims, prior authorization requests, and claim history inquiries Removed reference to Care Select Updated […]

Dr. Jill Burns Attends ADAE Convention

A special thanks to IDA member Dr. Jill Burns who recently represented the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) as their president at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) 2017 Annual Session. The meeting was held Saturday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 21 in Long Beach, CA. According to the ADEA, the focus of this […]

2017 Honorary Membership and Distinguished Service Nominations

The ADA Bylaws give the Board of Trustees the power to elect Honorary Members of the Association. The Board, in turn, has guidelines and procedures governing the nomination and selection process for awarding ADA Honorary Membership. These guidelines appear in the Organization and Rules of the Board of Trustees and are reprinted below. Honorary Membership: […]

Is Your Dental Office Performing THIS #1 Most Important Job?

by Ms Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE   Your Number One Most CRITICALLY IMPORTANT JOB as a Patient/Customer Service Provider I’m a high maintenance dental patient. That’s right – a motivational speaker who is a high maintenance dental patient. It’s almost an oxymoron. But it’s true. I just THINK about going to the dentist and my […]

Historical Marker to Honor Indiana Dentist

Everyone knows about the ADA, but not so many folks know about the small-town Indiana dentist who played a key role in the organization’s history. Dr. John E. Regan, an IDA member from Huntington, Indiana, wants to change that. He is working with the Huntington County Historical Museum to place a Historical Marker in Huntington […]

Legislation Affected by Tight Spending

March 7, 2017 While the Administration has been touting the State’s strong balance sheet, the legislature is still keeping a very tight rein on spending, affecting at least two IDA-supported legislative proposals: HB 1135 – Our Dental Recruitment Fund bill appears to have died without a vote in the House Ways and Means Committee.  Rep. […]

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 […]