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Tax Law Changes for 2018

Join us in Emporia on Thursday, July 26 or Great Bend on Friday, July 27 and earn 2 hours of continuing education credit.

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Go Royals!

Join us at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, September 14 as the Kansas City Royals take on the Minnesota Twins!

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KDA Video Minute

July 10, 2018: Information on upcoming KDA events!

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2018 KDA Class Project Contest Winner

Congratulations to Larissa Whitney, Julie Mohi, and the third grade students at Lincoln Elementary School in Hays, KS!

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Pay your ADA, KDA, and local district dues online. You can even sign up for an installment plan or auto-renew!

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Provide free, comprehensive dental treatment to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile.

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Experience the ADA Seal in 360°

There’s a secret to keeping your family’s smiles healthy at home – and on the go. Explore this interactive video to find out.

MouthHealthy: Any Age, Any Stage

Whether you’re 8 or 80, dental health is key. Get tips, advice and healthy habits for your whole family.

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Water Fluoridation

5 reasons why fluoride is great and the 70+ years of research behind it.

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The ADA® credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView® can help.

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KDA News Updates & Notices

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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ADA Webinar: “The Opioid Crisis: Status, Response, and Future Direction.”

On Thursday, July 19, the American Dental Association will host a webinar focusing on the current state of the opioid crisis, including deaths from prescription and illicit opioids, prescribing trends, and steps being taken to address the crisis.

The role of the FDA and state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs will be discussed and recent publications on appropriate prescribing as related to dentistry will be reviewed. Future actions, as recommended by several expert panels, will also be presented. Finally, the webinar will cover safe disposal of unused medication, in order to decrease the risk of diversion and abuse.

Register for the webinar and learn more about prescription opioid abuse at ada.org/opioids.

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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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Action for Dental Health Introduced in Senate

In February, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Action for Dental Health Act that would allow organizations to qualify for oral health grants to support activities that improve oral health education and dental disease prevention.

The grants would also be used to develop and expand outreach programs establishing dental homes for children and adults.

On June 6, the bill was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Tim Scott (R-SC) and referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).

We need your help to move this measure through Committee! Urge your Senators to cosponsor S. 3016, Action for Dental Health Act of 2018. 

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