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SDDA Dentistry in South Dakota eNews

A monthly update from the South Dakota Dental Association  

Coordination of Dental Benefits 

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more consumers are able to purchase dental plan coverage in their medical plans and additional questions have arisen with respect to coordination of benefits (COB). The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs has drafted guidance to member dentists and their staff to coordinate the dental benefits of their patients. 
The ADA's guidelines are available as a members-only resource on the Center for Professional Success website at Success.ADA.org/COB.

Center for Professional Success is a Great Resource for SDDA Members

 The ADA’s Center for Professional Success provides find tips, tools and unique learning opportunities for members that can provide an edge both personally and professionally. This valuable information is available to SDDA members for free.  Visit: http://success.ada.org/en/. 

Medicare Deadline Extended One Year. 

On June 1, 2015 the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced a one-year delay in the enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement to June 1, 2016. The ADA will continue to seek a legislative repeal of the requirement that dentists who treat Medicare beneficiaries enroll in or opt out of Medicare to prescribe medication to their qualifying patients with Part D drug plans.

The ADA has developed a video as part of the Center for Professional Success that provides the most accurate information available on this topic. Please direct any questions you may have to dentalbenefits@ada.org or call Paul Knecht at 605-224-9133. 

Continuing Education

For the list of state-wide dental continuing education go to: http://www.sddental.org/cont_ed_statewidece.htm

SDDA eNews is a convenient and cost-effective method to share timely information with SDDA members. Most information found in eNews is a summary of  larger news stories. Members wanting more indepth information should either follow the links provided within the news stories or visit the SDDA web site at
http://www.sddental.org/ .

Editor: Paul Knecht

South Dakota Dental Association
804 N Euclid, Ste. 103
Pierre SD 57501
Telephone: 605-224-9133
Fax: 605-224-9168
Website: www.sddental.org

Paul Knecht
Executive Director
Tia Hertel
Member Services Coordinator
Brenda Goeden
Program Manager

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