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March 24, 2015

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A Teleconference will be held to share important information and resources with dentists to help them comply with the new requirement to enroll or opt-out of Medicare when prescribing drugs to patients covered by a Part D drug plans.

March 19, 2015

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.

March 11, 2015

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A Virginia dental clinic that has provided free care to indigent people during more than 30,000 dental visits during the past eight years soon could be shuttered due to a lack of funding.

Community Dental Clinic, which opened in Martinsville, Va., in August 2006, has provided more than $6.7 million in donated services to people who go there because they can’t afford to pay for dental care in private dental offices.

March 11, 2015

Introduced in the Governor’s budget, Medicaid coverage for pregnant women was approved by the General Assembly.  The program took effect March 1, 2015 for pregnant women who are 21 and over and enrolled in a Medicaid and FAMIS.
 
Click on the following for further information from the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS):
 

March 11, 2015

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Sugar companies played a large role in shaping early federal research policy on dental care in ways that still hinder American public health, according to an analysis of hundreds of documents tracing an industry advisor's correspondence from the late 1960s. The documents show a clear link between the industry's suggested research priorities and those adopted by a federal program created to research tooth decay prevention.

March 05, 2015

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Check out this CBS News story on a new toothpaste...no "dental gel". http://www.cbsnews.com/news/toothpaste-startup-livionex-gel-could-redefine-dental-care/

March 03, 2015

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February 25, 2015

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Law360, New York (February 25, 2015, 10:14 AM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that state professional boards controlled by active market participants must be supervised by state governments to avoid federal antitrust scrutiny, siding with the Federal Trade Commission in a dispute with North Carolina's dental board.

In a 6-3 ruling, the justices concluded that the state action doctrine does not protect the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners from the FTC's challenge to its policy blocking nondentists from offering teeth-whitening services.

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