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ADA Webinar Will Address HIPAA Regulation for Dental Practices

On Thursday, August 9 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, the ADA will host a free webinar, "HIPAA Security Risk Analysis." The webinar will focus on only one particular aspect of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. 

However, understanding that aspect — the security rule regulation — is critical to the entire success of a dental practice’s security compliance program. 

This webinar will provide dental team leaders in charge of their employers’ HIPAA compliance programs an opportunity to learn some more about security risk analysis, a critical part of any covered dental practice’s HIPAA compliance efforts. 

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Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Focus of ADA/CDC Webinar

Dental professionals interested in learning more about their role in addressing tobacco use with their patients can attend a no-cost webinar from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 31. 

The ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating for the presentation, which offers one hour of continuing education credit.

Dentists can also refer patients interested in quitting smoking to its "How to Quit Smoking" section of the website at, which includes details on how to develop and stick to a quit plan.

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State of Kansas Awards Medicaid Contracts to Three Managed Care Companies

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Jeff Andersen and State Medicaid Director Jon Hamdorf announced on Friday, June 22 the selection of three managed care organizations (MCOs) that will serve the Kansas Medicaid program, known as KanCare. The contracts include one new organization and two current KanCare companies. 

The companies include: 

• Sunflower State Health Plan, Inc. 
• United Healthcare, Midwest Inc. 
• Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Inc. 

The MCOs were selected from a pool of six candidates, which submitted bids during a Request for Proposal (RFP) process that concluded ​on June 21, when the winning bidders signed their contracts with the State of Kansas, through the Kansas Department of Administration. 

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Technical Assistance with Health Information Technology Free for Medicaid Providers

KFMC and KDHE’s Division of Health Care Finance (KDHE/DHCF) are working together to assist Medicaid healthcare providers with health information technology.

Services offered include:

  • EHR Selection and Implementation Assistance
  • Promoting Interoperability (formerly Meaningful Use) Assistance
  • Privacy and Security Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Privacy & Security Policies & Procedures Development, Review, and Updating
  • Process Analysis and Redesign
  • Health IT support
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