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KDA News Updates & Notices

New Kansas E-Prescribing Law Will Take Affect July 1, 2021

Many Dentists Will Not Be Affected

The KDA has recently received calls from a few dentists who have heard from their dental tech company (or perhaps others) about a new Kansas law beginning July 1, 2021 requiring electronic prescribing.

There is, indeed, a new state law regarding e-prescribing; however, it only affects prescribers who issue over 50 prescription orders per year of “controlled substances that contain opiates."

Specifically, the new Kansas law states “Every prescription order issued for a controlled substance in schedules II-V that contains an opiate….shall be transmitted electronically.”

There are a number of exceptions to this law including the “50 prescription threshold” stated above. 

The Kansas Board of Pharmacy has notified the KDA that they will be publishing guidance about the new law in the near future. 
 
To complicate matters, a new federal law began January 1, 2021 requiring all prescribers issuing orders for controlled substances under Medicare Part D to file prescriptions electronically.

The KDA will keep members updated on both laws as new information becomes available.

Volunteer Registration is Now Open for KMOM Wichita!

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Please note that every volunteer will need to complete the registration form individually and a legal parent or guardian will need to complete it for volunteers that are 16 or 17 years old.

To prevent your confirmation email from going into your SPAM filter, add postmaster@dentalmission.net to your email contact list. Please ensure that you enter your email CORRECTLY into the registration form, as this is a very common mistake.

You will not be able to go back in and change your registration, so register only for the sessions and meals you plan to work and attend. However, situations come up, so please address any changes to your registration by emailing niki@ksdental.org or by calling 785-272-7469.

150 Years of the Kansas Dental Association

2021 marks a special anniversary for the Kansas Dental Association. The KDA was organized 150 years ago!

In fact, the first organizational meeting of the Kansas State Dental Society was attended by 6 dentists on May 4, 1871 in Lawrence, Kansas.

While the 2021 Midwest Dental Conference and KDA Annual Meeting were moved to a virtual format this year, plans are underway to celebrate 150 years of the KDA in-person at the spring 2022 conference.

Look for details to be announced during the next year.

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KDA Tailgater is Back for 2021

Join us on Thursday, September 2 in the George Brett Lounge to watch our Kansas City Royals take on the Central Division rival Cleveland Indians! Ticket price includes a buffet, snacks, soft drinks, and draft beer while watching the game from this luxurious private suite. Game time is set for 7:10 pm and the gates open at 5:10 pm.

The George Brett Lounge is located on the Loge Level and is the perfect combination of sitting in club seats and enjoying the luxuries of a private suite. You get the best of both worlds! Plus, the centrally located bar affords comfortable lounge seating and an inviting dining area with HD TVs. The lounge offers leather seats, coffee tables, sofas, and drink rails.  

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Dr. Jill Jenkins Inducted as 150th President of the KDA

On the evening of Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Kansas Dental Association held its 150th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly virtually via Zoom.

This was the second virtual meeting in the Association's history, the first being during the stay-at-home order in April 2020. 

The ceremonial passing of the gavel can be viewed on YouTube

During the Annual Meeting, Dr. Jill Jenkins was inducted as the 2021-2022 KDA President. In addition, Dr. Adam Lukens joins the KDA Executive Committee as Secretary. 
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Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act Becomes Law

The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020 was signed into law Wednesday, January 13, 2021 after the culmination of a multi-year effort by several organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), to persuade Congress that health care insurance, including dental plans, should no longer be protected from some of the federal antitrust laws.
 
The new law makes the conduct of health insurers subject to more of the nation’s antitrust laws, like all other U.S. businesses, and helps remove additional obstacles to investigation and enforcement.
 
Since health insurers will now be subject to the same enforcement as other businesses, the ADA believes that both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice will be more likely to investigate alleged anticompetitive practices and activities of health care insurers.
 
The ADA has developed an FAQ for ADA dentists with questions about how this law will affect dentists and dental practices. Download the one-page summary and the ADA FAQ.

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