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April 17, 2015

New Dentist News, VDA News

ADA President-Elect Dr. Carol Summerhays of CA visited the VCU School of Dentistry yesterday for Clinic Day. She spoke to students on the future of dentistry and the important role they'll play in that future as leaders.

 

Pictured:

Seated L-R, Dani Howell, Dr. Carol Summerhays, Kristen Edwards, Kandice Klepper, Jeremy Jordan

April 16, 2015

VDA News
By: Dr. Michael Link, VDA President
April 15, 2015

ADA News, Public News, VDA News

A final rule was published by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in 2014 that requires practitioners who prescribe Part D covered drugs to be enrolled in Medicare or opt out for those prescriptions to be covered under Part D.  This means that neither the practitioner, nor the beneficiary submits the bill to Medicare for services rendered. Instead, the beneficiary pays the physician out-of-pocket and neither party is reimbursed by Medicare.

April 13, 2015

VDA News

VDA member Dr. Rob Strauss was awarded as the 2015 recipient of the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (VSOMS) Distinguished Service Award in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  VSOMS President, Dr. Jim Solomon and VSOMS Executive Council Member and friend of Dr. Strauss’, Dr. Brian McAndrew, presented him with the award on behalf of VSOMS during the VSOMS 2015 Annual Meeting at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.  The Distinguished Service award is the highest tribute that the Society can pay to a VSOMS member.  Dr.

March 25, 2015

New Dentist News, VDA News

We’re unveiling a tremendous opportunity for you!  In August, the VDA will offer it’s first-ever New Dentists Conference.  It’s an event we are extremely proud of and we’ve been chomping at the bit to tell you all about!  
 
Some things we’re especially thrilled about…
 
It’s unique.

March 24, 2015

The Board of Dentistry requests assistance in responding to the following questions regarding the practice of dentistry and access to dental treatment in Virginia.  

  • What are the most pressing needs?
  • What outcomes should be the focus of policy strategies?
  • Waht are viable treatment models for increasing access?
  • What are the risks and costs associated with the option?
Click HERE for complete details
March 24, 2015

Public News, VDA News

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 23, 2015

VDA News

The Board of Directors Awards Subcommittee selects recipients for VDA awards which are presented at the Governance Meeting in September.  In order to select those who are most deserving of these honors, we would like to ask for your help in identifying potential recipients.  Nominations for awards may be made by individual members of the VDA or by components.

March 19, 2015

Public News, VDA News

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.

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