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Jan 25 2012
Members of the ODA Workers Comp Group Rating Programs may have recently received letters stating that because of a change in ownership within the Frank Gates Service Company that the stability and reliability of their Workers Comp Group Rating plan is somehow endangered. This is not true. Nothing but who owns them is changing. The Frank Gates ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
According to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) guidelines, providers submitting claims for the technical component of advanced diagnostic imaging services for Medicare beneficiaries must be accredited by Jan. 1, 2012, to be reimbursed for the claim if the service is performed on or after that date. CMS has approved three ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services experienced an error while processing Medicaid provider payments scheduled for December 8, 2011. Affected providers should have been contacted by an automated telephone call. Payment was expected to be processed Monday, December 12, 2011. If you have any questions, please call the IVR toll-free number ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
A new rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could require many employers, including some dental offices, to begin posting new labor law posters. The posters are designed to inform employees of their rights and the obligations of employers and union officials under the National Labor Relations Act. The poster requirement was ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
Groupon and Living Social, two deal of-the-day website companies that feature discounted gift certificates, are currently working with dentists across the United States to provide coupons to patients. These “daily deal” coupon sites are becoming increasingly more popular amongst dentists for their ability to bring in new patients and attract ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
As we start the new year, it is a good time to look back at the ODA’s successful 2011 and give a preview of what we can expect in 2012. 2011 ReviewState BudgetThe year started with Ohio’s new governor John Kasich facing an $8 billion budget shortfall. The ODA advocacy team met with representatives of the Kasich administration and ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
Day at the Statehouse, the Ohio Dental Association’s most important legislative advocacy event of the year, is set for Wednesday, March 14, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus. The annual event provides ODA member dentists and dental students with the opportunity to speak one-on-one with state legislators and advocate for issues ... [continue reading]
Jan 25 2012
Over 650 Ohio Dental Association members and 1,200 other dental volunteers are expected to provide approximately $1 million in free dental services to underserved children around Ohio for the tenth annual Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) program, which will kick-off at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, on ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Submitted by ODASC If you've already started saving for your retirement, congratulations. You're on your way to fulfilling lifelong dreams and goals. But what would happen to your retirement plans if you became one of the millions of Americans to suffer a disabling illness or injury? Would you be able to continue saving for retirement without your ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
This fall, dentists and dental hygienists will receive licensure renewal information from the Ohio State Dental Board. As was the case during the last two renewal periods, the board will direct licensees to renew licenses and report continuing education compliance online. The information and payment of the renewal fee is due by December 31, 2011. ... [continue reading]
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