CMS clarifies 'free care' rule
December 19, 2014 -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has clarified its "free care" rule, which should make it easier for school-based sealant programs to receive Medicaid reimbursement, according to a letter from CMS Director Cindy Mann.
How to appeal a denial for covered services
December 15, 2014 -- DrBicuspid.com has teamed with former dental insurance executive Dr. Doyle Williams to provide expertise to you and your staff for maximizing your patient's benefits. In this column, Dr. Williams explains how to appeal an insurance denial for covered services.
CDA calls for action to correct kids' Denti-Cal deficiencies
December 15, 2014 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is urging immediate steps, including a reversal of a 10% provider reimbursement cut, to address critical issues with the state's Denti-Cal Medicaid dental program.
Study: ACA leaves many children without important benefits
December 11, 2014 -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate for essential health benefits has resulted in a state-by-state patchwork of coverage for children that has significant exclusions, particularly for children with special healthcare needs, according to a study in Health Affairs.
SC's Healthy Connections program supports oral health
December 10, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion, Rebekah Mathews, the regional director of DentaQuest South Carolina, examines the issues surrounding the far-too-frequent lack of adult dental care for many Medicaid programs and the benefits of South Carolina's recently enacted legislation for adult preventive dental care.
Benevis installs DoseSpot e-prescription software
December 10, 2014 -- Support services company Benevis has installed DoseSpot's e-prescription software program for its dental practice clients.
NH survey finds care lags for seniors
December 8, 2014 -- The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released the findings of a new survey that finds seniors in the state with the poorest oral health are those who are economically disadvantaged and have conditions that affect their ability to eat and also may impact their overall health.
Greater New York Dental Meeting 2014: Highlights
December 5, 2014 -- Some 52,000 dental professionals gathered at the 2014 Greater New York Dental Meeting, the largest dental meeting in the U.S., amid mild weather for the Big Apple.
MacPractice previews new software at GNYDM 2014
December 5, 2014 -- MacPractice previewed MacPractice DDS 5.1 at the recent Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM).
Enrollment in ACA remains strong
December 5, 2014 -- The second week of open enrollment for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) attracted more than 303,000 customers, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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ACA: Dental coverage rising for young adults via expanded coverage

More young adults are getting dental coverage under the healthcare policies of their parents, according to a new report by ADA researchers. This "spillover" effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) dependent coverage policy stems from employers' voluntary expansion of dental coverage, which dovetails with the expansion of medical coverage. Read more.

Conferences
2015 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 22-24, 2015
Denver, Colorado United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
March 11-14, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Comprehensive Dentistry and the Dental Team Western Caribbean Cruise
March 14-21, 2015
Departing Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
Comprehensive Dentistry and the Dental Team Western Caribbean Cruise
March 14-21, 2015
Departing Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
2015 National Oral Health Conference
April 27-29, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri United States