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2023 Issue 2 News

WSDA News | Issue 2, 2023

Featuring WSDA's efforts to close the workforce gap, legal limits on DSOs in Washington state and more.

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Washington State Dental Association

The Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) is the voice of dentistry in Washington. With over 4,400 member dentists, WSDA is dedicated to empowering members to advocate for and provide the highest quality oral health care. 

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  • May 10, 2023

    HCA: Correction – Dental Services End of EPA #870001607 and Discontinued Use of CDT® Code D0170

    The Health Care Authority (HCA) sent a provider alert on April 14, 2023, regarding the end of expedited prior authorization (EPA) number 870001607 and the discontinued use of CDT® code D0170. The dates of service were listed incorrectly as “on and after May 11, 2023” to align with the ending of the public health emergency (PHE).
  • Apr 25, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 15 (April 17-23)

    Washington state’s 105-day legislative session adjourned, on time, on Sunday, April 23, 2023. This session WSDA tracked several bills concerning dental-related issues, workforce, insurance, small business issues, employer/employee matters, and much more. Read for an update on WSDA’s week 15 activities in Olympia.
  • Apr 21, 2023

    Be Aware of Medicaid Renewal Scams

    Please be aware of Medicaid renewal scams. Reports of fake texts and phone calls to Medicaid clients have been reported over the past couple weeks in other states.
  • Apr 21, 2023

    WSDA Members Get a 7% Bonus on Dental Scrap Refining

    Refine your dental scrap with the WSDA-endorsed D-MMEX Easyrefine. Until June 30, Easyrefine is adding a 2% bonus, so you receive a total uplift of 7% on the value of the dental scrap you submit.
  • Apr 19, 2023

    Board of Denturists Business Meeting – April 27

    The Board of Denturists will hold its next in-person business meeting on Thursday, April 27 at 3:00 PM.
  • Apr 19, 2023

    DQAC Business Meeting – April 28

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next business meeting in a hybrid format on Friday, April 28 at 10:00 AM.
  • Apr 14, 2023

    Workforce Legislation Update

    Three important dental workforce bills that reduce barriers to hygiene licensure in our state and increase licensure portability for dentists and hygienists, including WSDA’s ESHB 1466, have passed the Legislature.
  • Apr 14, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 14 (April 10-16)

    April 12 was opposite house cutoff, one of the final milestones of the 2023 session. Bills sent to the opposite house needed to be passed out by April 12 in order to stay “alive” and continue along in the legislative process. Read for an update on WSDA’s week 14 activities in Olympia.
  • Apr 13, 2023

    DOH Update on Guidance for HPV Vaccination

    Earlier this year, the Washington State Immunization Information System within the Department of Health (DOH) updated its guidance to recommend administering the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine starting at age 9.
  • Apr 13, 2023

    DOH Update: Fee Increases and Decreases – Effective June 1, 2023

    Read a reminder from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) on fee changes going into effect June 1, 2023.
  • Apr 13, 2023

    Employment Security Department Newsletter – April 2023

    Review information and resources from the Employment Security Department (ESD) April 2023 newsletter.
  • Apr 7, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 13 (April 3-9)

    April 4 was opposite house fiscal cutoff, the fifth major milestone of the 2023 legislative session. This meant bills that were sent to a fiscal committee needed to be voted out by April 4 in order to stay “alive” and continue along in the legislative process. Read for an update on WSDA’s week 13 activities in Olympia.