Attention Medicaid Providers: There have been recent policy updates in Chapter 182-535 WAC which will affect claims with dates of service on and after May 1, 2014. Below, is a list of the major updates. Please contact Emily Lovell at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
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On Monday, April 1, 2014, H.R. 4302 was signed by President Obama pushing the ICD-10 compliance deadline to October of 2015. ICD-10 contains two sets of codes; ICD-10-CM-Clinical Modification (these codes may be used in medicine and dentistry) and ICD-10-PCS- Procedure Coding System (will be used in hospitals only). ICD-10-CM stands for International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification.
Last Friday marked a pivotal point in the 60-day 2014 Legislative Session. February 7 was the last day legislators could vote policy bills out of their committee of origin. The following is an overview of the bills impacting dentistry and their status in the legislature.
The Dental Quality Assurance Commission is looking to fill several positions with actively practicing dentists. At the end of June, three of the 12 dentists on the Commission will be completing their terms.