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Medicaid Policy Update

Attention Medicaid Ortho Providers:

At the beginning of the month the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that effective September 1, 2014, there will be a rate reduction for Medicaid’s orthodontic program for children. The new rates are now available on the HCA’s website.  The HCA later announced that this rate reduction will not affect cases that were banded for treatment prior to September 1, 2014 and that the lower rate will only apply to cases banded on or after that date.  It is important for providers to note that this rate reduction does not apply to cleft palate cases.  View a copy of the August 14, 2014 correspondence from the HCA outlining these modifications. 

Please contact Emily Lovell at should you have any questions or concerns.

Leadership Institute accepting applications for 2014-2015

It’s that time of year again — when we begin to solicit applications for the WSDA Leadership Institute. Now in its fifth year, the Institute exists to develop future leaders of organized dentistry from the rank and file members of today. Apply here today.

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WSDA ACADEMY: openings available for Coeur D'Alene course — Register Today!

Have plans for this Saturday, the 23rd? Why not spend the day taking a FREE WSDA Academy Course.

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3rd Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness of Seattle, Washington

The 3rd Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness of Seattle, Washington will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Seattle’s Magnuson Park! Event registration and information

Online registration closes at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 10. After October 10, please register in person the morning of the walk with cash/check/money order made payable to The Oral Cancer Foundation. There will be free oral cancer screenings, speakers and music, and goodie bags for the first 300 participants to arrive on event day!