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ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations — February 2014

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ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations (AGR) portfolio monitors and weighs in on pertinent issues to dental school faculty. There are several extremely informative, key sessions at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition that are open to all attendees. Be sure to attend!

Electronic Health Records
Saturday, March 15
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
HBGCC-Room 212

With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the stage has been set for a fundamental and far-reaching shift in managing electronic health information. The use of electronic health records (EHRs) is promoted throughout statutory and regulatory provisions that encourage adoption and use of EHRs. Many of the provisions assist practitioners in their efforts to become interprofessional health care providers delivering patient-centered care through the use of digital technology. Also, EHRs facilitate the ability of health care providers to share patient information and to capture the state of the patient’s health accurately at all times. ADEA has engaged an expert on EHRs to provide an update on current requirements and provisions.

Implementing the Affordable Care Act—Update for Academic Dentistry
Monday, March 17
10:30 a.m. – noon
HBGCC-Room 211

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, contains various provisions of interest to academic dentistry. The ACA will have far-reaching implications on academic dentistry and the practice of dentistry, especially since pediatric oral health care is now considered an “essential benefit” under the law. In order to explain the current mandates and delayed provisions, an expert on the ACA will provide a comprehensive informative update. ADEA has arranged this session so that attendees will receive an overview of the law and detailed information on how dentistry will be affected. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

Medicare Graduate Medical Education Update
Monday, March 17, 2014
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
HBGCC-Room 213 B

ADEA continues to monitor developments surrounding Medicare graduate medical education (GME) issues and advocate for changes that affect GME reimbursements to dental schools. Join this open session to gain a basic understanding of the Medicare rules governing hospital reimbursement of graduate medical education costs and training of dental residents.

Again this year, an expert on the subject of dental GME will provide an update on current GME issues and their impact on dental residency programs. Upon completion of the session, attendees will be able to identify key issues to consider when entering into a GME relationship or negotiating a GME agreement. Additionally, attendees will gain an understanding of the current legislative and policy environment surrounding GME funding.

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