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Another extortion scam targeting DEA registrants

All dentists who have a Drug Enforcement Administration license AND have their email registered with the DEA-Department of Justice (DOJ) may have received this message recently: “The DEA is aware that registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. The criminals have masked their… Continue Reading Another extortion scam targeting DEA registrants


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Get behind the MA pilot

Medicine and dentistry are different, which often leads to less participation by dentists in Medicaid. I also completely understand the drawbacks of being a Medicaid (MA) provider because I am one. The MA pilot has raised reimbursement rates in four counties to levels that are equivalent to many preferred provider organization or PPO fee schedules.… Continue Reading Get behind the MA pilot


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DEB issues guidelines for prescribing controlled substances

The Dentistry Examining Board issued long-expected guidelines for dentists who prescribe controlled substances. In combination with the mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, these guidelines aim to encourage prescribers to avoid opioids for their patients unless absolutely necessary and to ensure that patients have all the information they need. While not binding, these guidelines are best… Continue Reading DEB issues guidelines for prescribing controlled substances


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What is the dental Medicaid pilot and why should I participate?

For many years, the Wisconsin Dental Association’s legislative agenda included an ask for a multi-county pilot that would test the effects of increased reimbursement rates on reducing barriers to care for patients.  Gov, Scott Walker heard the WDA’s arguments for testing this approach and included a four-county pilot in his 2015-2017 state budget that raised… Continue Reading What is the dental Medicaid pilot and why should I participate?


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ACA Section 1557 translator requirements: Sample notice, taglines available

The new Section 1557 rule requires all covered dental practices to post a notice of nondiscrimination  and taglines in the top 15 spoken languages in Wisconsin. Deadline for compliance is Oct. 16, 2016. The American Dental Association has stepped forward to assist members with understanding this new requirement. Find a dedicated 1557 page at www.ada.org/1557… Continue Reading ACA Section 1557 translator requirements: Sample notice, taglines available


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DEB sets mobile dentistry rules

On Oct. 1, 2016, the Dentistry Examining Board’s rules regarding mobile dentistry in Wisconsin will go into effect. Following is some general information regarding the new rules. For complete information, visit http://dsps.wi.gov/Documents/Board%20Services/Rulemaking/DE_10_%20AO.pdf. “Mobile dentistry” is defined as a program delivering dental or dental hygiene care in one of the following ways: Using portable equipment or… Continue Reading DEB sets mobile dentistry rules


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Dental Medicaid pilot program – educational meeting dates set

The Wisconsin Dental Association has scheduled education meetings in each of the four counties (Brown, Marathon, Polk and Racine) where the Medicaid pilot program will be implemented to provide member and nonmember dentists and their staffs with additional pilot information. The WDA and state Medicaid program representatives will provide background on the pilot and detailed… Continue Reading Dental Medicaid pilot program – educational meeting dates set

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