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March 25, 2017

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MDA News Updates & Notices

Missouri Medicaid Updates

There have been several recent updates related to dental Medicaid (MO HealthNet), including Managed Care Updates, Tips for Effective Billing and Ordering-Prescribing-Referring for Medicaid patients from Non-Medicaid providers. Visit the News page for updates and sign up to stay informed.

CMS Delays Medicare Part D
to January 2019

On November 1, the ADA News reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it is delaying enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement. Providers now need to enroll by January 1, 2019 instead of by February 1, 2017. The ADA continues to seek a legislative repeal of the requirement. Read More

FDA Bans Powdered Gloves

As of January 18 the FDA has banned the use of most powdered medical gloves. It applies to patient examination gloves, powdered surgeon’s gloves and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove. Read More

EPA Amalgam Rule

The EPA released a final rule on December 15 requiring dental practices nationwide to install amalgam separators. The ADA has developed a number of resources to aid member dentists with questions they may have regarding compliance. These resources are available at

Update Find-a-Dentist Profile

Members told the ADA they wanted more patients. They responded with a new, 3-yer advertising campaign that will spend $6 million annually on search and digital advertising to direct consumers to make an appointment with an ADA dentist. Update your profile on My ADA today. Completed profiles closest to the patient's location will be prioritized in results on the Find-a-Dentist​!

Section 1557: Taglines & Translation/Interpretation

As a member value, the ADA has developed a taglines for the top 15 languages for Missouri. Additionally, find details on Missouri-specific translation/interpretation services. Read More

Read recent News Updates and follow the MDA Blog "The Week That Was" for a recap of the week's association activities and interests. Members can access an archive of eNews Updates.

MDA Upcoming Events

​MOMOM 6 Dental Clinic in Joplin

March 1: Online Volunteer Registration opens. MOMOM 6 will be held June 9-10, 2017 at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. Plan to volunteer and join the lionhearted! Learn More

New Dentist Connect4Success

March 1: Registration opens for the 2017 New Dentist Connect4Success Conference, June ​16-1​7 at Camden on the Lake. It will be a special weekend to reconnect, relax and learn a little, too, at the Lake of the Ozarks. ​Learn More

Special Olympics Special Smiles

March 17-19: State Indoor Games, Ft. Leonard Wood/Waynesville. June 2-4: State Summer Games, Springfield. October 13-15: State Outdoor Games at Jefferson City. Get information, including how to sign up to volunteer online. Read More

Find more under the Meetings & Events section and on the Calendar. You also can subscribe to events posted on the MDA Facebook Events page. 

Recently Updated FAQs

Patient Dismissal

Need suggestions on how to best go about terminating a patient? Wondering if there are any rules regarding this? Read More

Providing Discounts

There are many potential scenarios when providing discounts or adjusted fees. Get some basics to consider. Read More