Supreme Court Considers if Providers can Sue States for Higher Medicaid Pay

Originally posted by the Kansas Health Institute. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could block hospitals, doctors — or anyone else — from suing states over inadequate payment rates for providers who participate in the Medicaid program for low-income Americans. Federal law...

Latest KDA Video Minute – January 23, 2015

Important Information: In this episode of the Video Minute, KDA Executive Director, Kevin Robertson, discusses the Registered Dental Practitioner bills introduced in the Kansas Legislature on Wednesday (SB 49 and HB 2079). We encourage you to voice your concerns to your legislators. Contact your...

Dentist and Dental Hygienist Both in Top 5 of Best Jobs of 2015

Originally posted by U.S. News & World Report. The Best Jobs of 2015 Each year, U.S. News faces a tall task: Ranking jobs to highlight those that are better than most. The problem? There isn’t one type of worker who wants one type of job to fit one type of lifestyle. But whether you’re drawn to work...

FDA Approves New Hydrocodone Product That’s Hard to Abuse

Originally posted by the American Dental Association. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an extended-release hydrocodone product with properties that can reduce abuse of the drug. Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is an opioid analgesic that can treat pain severe enough to require daily,...

Women of HighHeels & Handpieces Meet with UMKC Dental Students

        On Friday, January 9, HighHeels & Handpieces held an event to bring together not only women dentists, but also the female students from UMKC School of Dentistry. About 45 women met at Teocali Mexican Restaurant, located at 2512 Holmes St, near the UMKC campus in Kansas City, MO for...

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