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Entries in federal legislation (13)

Tuesday
Nov262013

FDA Considers Reclassification of Controlled Substances

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing recommendations regarding a more restrictive classification of hydrocodone-containing combination drug products (HCCs). These recommendations are the result of an increasing concern related to the abuse and misuse of opioid products, which over the years has become a prevalent issue in certain parts of the United States, especially among teens and adults.

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Friday
Oct112013

DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE: THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND YOU — A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE ACA

Let The Source be your go to guide for navigating the Affordable Care Act. WSDA has created "The Affordable Care Act and You" which is a comprehensive look at the changes brought about by health care reform. Intended to be a thorough overview of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, WSDA has created over 40 questions and answers that we hope will help you navigate the changes that lie ahead. Questions were divided into three distinct sections covering how the ACA will affect you as an individual, an employer and as a provider of dental care.

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Monday
Sep162013

ADA Continues Q&A on Health Care Reform

Over the last six weeks, the American Dental Association (ADA) has run a series of four Question and Answer segments on health care reform and its impact on the dental profession. Here are the links to all four pieces:

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Tuesday
Sep102013

New Employer Notification Mandate Under Health Care Reform

A provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now requires all employers to notify their employees about the existence of the newly created health benefit exchanges.  All employers are required to make this notification to all current employees by October 1. Several dental offices have reported that they received a notification of this from the Department of Labor.

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