ADEA Washington Update

Advocacy Day Draws a Large Crowd to Capitol Hill

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The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) held their annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on April 14, with a record crowd of nearly 100 in attendance.

The two associations focused on urging Congress to provide sufficient funding for two major programs: Section 748 of... Click Here To Read More

CMS Updates “Meaningful Use” Rule in Final Stage of HITECH Act

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The third and final rule of the HITECH Act, the six-year-old law designed to create a nationwide health care IT infrastructure, has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Stage 3 ... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Advocacy Website Expands Canadian Resources

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The new ADEA Advocacy website continues to grow, with expanded resources for Canadian members added. The site now features an overview of the Canadian legislative process, information on... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—May 2015

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For those interested in following the congressional proceedings, please access the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate through the following links:

Supreme Court Case Hinges on the Meaning of Four Words in the ACA

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 4 in King v. Burwell, a case crucial to the survival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case challenges the validity of tax subsidies for consumers who buy their health... Click Here To Read More

House Republicans Say They Have a Plan if Supreme Court Ruling Guts the ACA

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House Republicans say they are close to unveiling an alternative to the ACA if the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in King v. Burwell results in a major disruption to the law. 

Following the March 4... Click Here To Read More

HRSA Releases Projections for Dentists and Dental Hygienists 2012–25

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a report in February detailing national and state-level projections of dentists and dental hygienists for 2012–25.

The report says there were some... Click Here To Read More

CDC Releases Report on Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report titled “Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012.” The report’s data show that approximately 23% of children aged 2–5 years had dental caries in... Click Here To Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Avert Physician Reimbursement Cuts and Extend CHIP

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The House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, on March 26 in a 392-37 vote. The bill permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), the formula for physician reimbursement under... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights

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President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Education (ED) and other federal agencies to increase their efforts to help student borrowers pay for their educations... Click Here To Read More