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Thursday
Jul242014

DQAC's July 2014 Newsletter published online

Recently, the Dental Quality Assurance Comission (DQAC) released its July 2014 Newsletter. This issue focuses on corporate dental practices, rules on prescribing drugs, and a piece on informed consent, along with other timely articles. Both members of the Commission and Department of Health staff provide content for the newsletter.

DQAC also operates an interested parties listserv which sends subscribers important notifications on new laws, new and modified rules and Commission meetings and actions. Subscribing to the listerv is easy and can also be done by visiting the Department of Health website.

If you have any additional questions about regulatory information or DQAC, please contact WSDA's Government Affairs Coordinator, Mike Walsh at michael@wsda.org or 800-448-3368.

Wednesday
Jul232014

ACA's Medicaid Audit Program Well-Intended but Flawed, ADA Tells Senate Roundtable

The implementation of an Affordable Care Act provision allowing private contractors to demand patient records and conduct audits on providers is having a negative effect on some Medicaid dental programs, Dr. Jessica Meeske told a Senate panel July 9. Read Dr. Meeske's full roundtable testimony (in letter form).

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Tuesday
Jul222014

Here is your last chance to win a 2015 PNDC Full Conference Badge! 

Your feedback is essential to the success of PNDC — We value your opinion! To be entered into the drawing for a free 2015 Full Conference Badge to the PNDC, just fill out the conference survey by July 31.  Tell us about your experience at PNDC and help us make next year’s conference one to remember!

Monday
Jul212014

Medicaid Audits: Will your practice be next?

If you’re a general dentist or a specialist accepting Medicaid in the state of Washington, you may soon be the target of a federally mandated audit of your practice devised to ferret out fraud by providers in the system.

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