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CHIP not included in U.S. government funding bill
December 11, 2017 -- Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was not included in a stopgap resolution that keeps the U.S. government funded until December 22, 2017.  Discuss
U.S. House resolution may provide stopgap CHIP funding
December 5, 2017 -- A U.S. House of Representatives resolution introduced on December 4 may provide short-term funding to keep both the U.S. government and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) operating.  Discuss
Another bill to repeal, replace Obamacare has failed
September 27, 2017 -- The latest attempt to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, will not be put to a vote, U.S. Senate Republicans said on September 26. The Graham-Cassidy bill would have changed the way state Medicaid programs are funded, which could have affected recent advances made in improving pediatric dental utilization.  Discuss
What dentists need to know about Graham-Cassidy
September 22, 2017 -- Experts have criticized the latest Republican U.S. healthcare bill, which would change the way state Medicaid programs are funded. The ADA cautioned that some of the provisions in the Graham-Cassidy bill could reverse recent advances made in improving pediatric dental utilization.  Discuss
Dental chain to pay $1.4M to resolve Medicaid billing case
September 8, 2017 -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an almost $1.4 million Medicaid billing settlement with Dental Dreams.  Discuss
Mass. dentist to return $500K to state Medicaid program
August 22, 2017 -- A Massachusetts pediatric dentist will return $500,000 to the state's Medicaid program for improperly billed palliative care, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
Brooklyn dentist convicted of practicing without license
August 18, 2017 -- A man in New York City was sentenced to five months in prison plus five years of probation for practicing dentistry after losing his license.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona responds to SEC request
August 14, 2017 -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Enforcement has filed a request for information with Dentsply Sirona.
Texas reaches $300K settlement with Henry Schein
August 8, 2017 -- The Texas attorney general has reached a $300,000 settlement agreement with Henry Schein over allegations of anticompetitive practices.  Discuss
CDA-supported anesthesia bill advances from committee
July 17, 2017 -- A California State Assembly bill that would have required three practitioners to be present when a child younger than age 7 was undergoing anesthesia in a dental office has been put on hold, while a separate Senate bill on the same topic supported by the California Dental Association (CDA) is advancing in that state's Legislature.  Discuss