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The Virginia General Assembly is currently deciding whether or not to provide comprehensive dental benefits to pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS. Research has shown that dental care during pregnancy can improve periodontal disease, which is associated with poor health outcomes.
The Affordable Care Act substantially expands oral health care coverage for children. The ADA estimates that it will reduce by 55 percent the number of children without dental coverage.
All employers with one or more employees and gross revenue of at least $500,000 are subject to the requirement to provide a notice to all employees by 10/01/2013. As a service to VDA Members, B&B Insurance Associates, Inc. has provided the following information regarding the requirements and links to templates for model notices from the Department of Labor.
Posted by: Chuck Duvall, Denny Gallagher & Tripp Perrin, VDA Lobbyist
It's 2013 in Virginia. Where are we with healthcare and in particular, dental care? Keith Hare, VA Deputy Secretary of Health & Human Resources addresses the VDA at the January 19th networking lunch.
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As you are aware, the American Dental Association recently sent an action alert regarding the medical device tax to our grassroots network. Over 16,000 messages were sent to Capitol Hill, from dentists indicating what an important issue this is to dentistry.
On December 4th, 18 senators and senators-elect signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) requesting a delay in implementing the medical device tax until further guidance is provided to the medical device industry on how to comply with the provision.