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UPDATE: More Information On IC...

Note: The CDT 2016 Companion will include a chapter with new and revised codes that correspond to ICD-10-CM codes – on sale now at ADA.org. Additional information about ICD-10 is available: HCPCS 2016 Updates Kansas Medical Assistance Program (KMAP) Dental...

CMS Delays Enforcement of New ...

When it comes to Medicare, you may be trying to decide whether to enroll or opt-out. Finding out how to enroll in or opt out of Medicare can be one of the most complex and frustrating issues dentists face. CMS urges prescribers to submit their Medicare enrollment...

KDA Family Saddened By the Los...

Dr. Harold McIlvain Scheer, joined his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven on January 29, 2016, at the age of 93. After marrying the love of his life, Ruth Dieffenbacher on August 16, 1947, he became the patriarch of his earthly family: wife Ruth; 10 children; 33...

Kansas Donated Dental Services...

As of today, the treatment value of patients receiving dental care though the Kansas Donated Dental Services Program since its inception in 1996 has passed $10 million….$10,034,152 as of Jan. 26, 2016 to be exact! Thanks to the 342 Kansas dentists and 61 labs who...

Dental Program Education Coord...

Effective January 1, 2016 the Dental Program Education Coordinator position has been eliminated from the KMAP program.  For assistance with claim issues dental providers will need to contact the beneficiary’s Managed Care Organization. Questions related to claims...

In Fond Memory of Dr. James Va...

Dr. James VanBlaricum, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, in his home in Pratt, Kansas. Dr. VanBlaricum served as the President of the Kansas Dental Association in 1993 and was a respected member of organized dentistry for over 50 years. Born May 4,...

Oral Health Kansas Honors Mild...

Congratulations to Mildred Bergstrom, RDH for being presented with the 2015 Oral Health Kansas Outstanding Dental Hygienist Award. Mildred is the Secretary/Treasurer of the KDCF Board of Directors. Her dedication to the Kansas Mission of Mercy is a large part of the...

The KDA Delegation Celebrates ...

November 9, 2015 – The Kansas Delegation celebrates the election of our ADA District 12 Trustee, Dr. Gary Roberts (LA), as the new ADA President-elect. Dr. Roberts was elected this morning during the ADA’s Annual House of Delegates meeting this morning in...

Indiana Attorney General Settl...

The Office of the Indiana Attorney General (AG) recently reached a settlement with New York-based Aspen Dental Management Inc. (ADMI) over deceptive advertising and unfair tactics claims used to promote services in Indiana. The Indiana Attorney General alleged that...

ADA, AAPD Urge Transparency Fo...

Baltimore – The ADA and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry sent a letter to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, urging the Center to require states to make the 2017 essential health benefit benchmark plans more transparent in regards to...

Download the ICD Code in State...

At the federal level, some State Medicaid Programs are requiring diagnostic codes in dental claims submission. Rationale: Through the ICD reporting, it is hoped that there will be a benefit to the provider/patient over time by improving the tracking of treatment and...