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Tramadol Reclassification: What it means to you

As of August 18, 2014, tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as Schedule IV. Tramadol is an opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain and is sometimes prescribed by oral surgeons for patients recovering from oral surgery. According to the DEA, a Schedule IV drug is a drug with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.  Examples of Schedule IV drugs are Valium, Ativan, Ambien and Xanax.

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MEDICAID NEWS: Revalidation, FastAttach

In compliance with federal regulations within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the Health Care Authority (HCA) will be conducting Medicaid provider revalidations. The HCA is required to revalidate providers at least once every five years with an expectation to revalidate 20 percent of enrolled providers each year. The revalidation process is aimed at preventing Medicaid fraud and abuse.

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Trade up to a new state-of-the-art mobile optimized Sesame website, and receive a $500 trade-in on your current practice website. Sesame Trade Up details

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WSDA UW Student/Faculty Awards for 2014

Left image: Tyler Rumple with Dr. David Minahan. Right image: Dr. John Evans With Dr. David MinahanCongratulations to Class of 2014 graduate, Dr. Tyler Rumple and UW School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. John Evans on receiving the WSDA student and faculty awards respectively.

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