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Gubernatorial and Senate Budgets Include Funding for Adult Dental Mediciad

This week marked the beginning of  negotiations on the state's 2013-15 biennium operating budget in Olympia. Late last week, Governor Inslee unveiled his budget priorities during a press conference. On Wednesday, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus released their proposed budget. The House Democratic budget is expected to be released sometime next week.

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Medicaid Billing · Dianne Baum
Friday, June 14 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm · Code 14

When ProviderOne was first chosen as the state’s Medicaid billing software, a cry arose from dentists around the state. Ponderous and confusing, the program was vilified, justly or not. Dianne Baum, the dental program administrator for the Health Care Authority, will be at the PNDC to convince you otherwise. “Many people were frustrated by the process, and they felt like they couldn’t get into ProviderOne in the beginning. That issue has been resolved, but I don’t think that anybody has shown them how to register and access the portal and submit a claim.”

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New Prescription Monitoring Video Tutorials Are Now Available

The Department of Health (DOH) recently posted several new video tutorials on how to use the state's new Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). PMP electronically collects information on controlled substances prescribed and dispensed and gives prescribers a tool to make better-informed prescribing decisions by helping identify unsafe medication regimens, especially with patients who see multiple prescribers.

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You CAN Survive WDS! A FREE Webinar with Dr. Rhonda Savage

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Speaker: Dr. Rhonda Savage, Miles Global

Date & Time: April 23, Noon-1pm

Cost: Free for WSDA members and their staff

2012 marked a full year of WDS cuts. Some dentists have sold, folded or merged their practice. Many, however, have thrived and increased their net.  

What are some of the best practice methodologies in a PPO world? This webinar will highlight ways you can grow your practice, including ways to reach quality patients with your marketing efforts.  It's time to think like a patient. The goal is to maintain quality of care and nurture the patient relationship, yet have every team member critically aware of the bottom line.

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