Dental offices may have heard rumors about a federal manadate that requires dentists to begin utlizing electronic health records or have "paperless" offices by 2014. Another rumor is that dentists must be able to create and transmit digital radiographs by 2014.
Entries in Health Care Reform (18)
An update from the American Dental Association on the Federal Medical Device Excise Tax.
There are still many unanswered questions about how the medical device excise tax, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, will be applied. But based on current information obtained by the ADA there are a number of things that can be said that will help dentists and their patients navigate the quagmire:
WSDA has been closely tracking the implementation of health care reform in Washington state. Passage of the federal Affordable Care Act and the Washington state supplemental legislation will change the individual and small group insurance markets beginning in 2014. Earlier this year, the WDSA Board of Directors created the Task Force on Health Care Reform to monitor health care reform activities and make recommendations as appropriate.
Special to the WSDA News from Thomas J. Spangler, Esq.,Senior Director, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, American Dental Association
The Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Dentistry
The Affordable Care Act has the potential to reshape health care in America. The expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery, and significant changes to how health care is financed are some of the main changes expected.