In early April the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) announced which insurance companies it has preliminarily selected to administer the $20 billion managed care or Medicaid HMO portion of Ohio’s Medicaid program. They are AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio, Inc.; Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; CareSource Ohio, Inc.; Humana Health Plan of Ohio, ... [continue reading]
It was time for spring cleaning and I was in the basement, dusting off some wine bottles that I have been storing. I don’t have a big collection or large wine cellar, by any means, but there are wines that I have been storing for a while now. I got to reflecting on the labels and how I had picked up some of them. For me, the real value of wine ... [continue reading]
Dentists who are new graduates, former ASDA members and current ODA members may be eligible to have their first year of malpractice insurance coverage to be prepaid by the ODA. Through this program, the ODA provides new graduates with their first year of malpractice coverage through MedPro at no cost to them (subject to underwriting ... [continue reading]
Applications for the ODA Foundation’s 2021 scholarships are due June 23. Available scholarship opportunities for 2021 include: Dental Student Scholarship for dental students who are Ohio residents, members of ASDA and who will be D2s, D3s and D4s in Fall 2021. Mercer Leadership Scholarship for OSU dental students entering their D4 year ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association Jobs & Ads Board makes it easy to find and post job listings and other advertisements. The job board also includes a section for dental staff member job postings. Staff job postings are available online only. Members can place a 40-word job posting on the site for one month for a discounted rate of $55 (compared to ... [continue reading]
A new training module for dentists and team members who provide care for patients covered by Medicaid is available to help increase provider awareness of barriers that may compromise the quality, accessibility and appropriateness of healthcare services for immigrant families. In the MPATHI simulation, designed for English-speaking providers who ... [continue reading]
For decades, boards of dentistry across the U.S. have looked to the examinations of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) to help provide insights concerning the qualifications of candidates for licensure. The JCNDE in turn has understood the gravity of its task, exercising due diligence to help ensure its examinations ... [continue reading]
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