ASDA led the effort to pass Act 1414: “An Act to create an exemption from the sales and use tax for dental appliances sold by or to dentists or certain other professionals” Dear ASDA Member, During the course of the 89th General Assembly (2013), ASDA was successful in leading the effort to repeal the longstanding sales [...]

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ADA offers Q&A primer on opting in or out of Medicare   For original ADA News article, click here. August 18, 2014 In response to member questions, the ADA Practice Institute has put together the following Q&A to help clarify which practitioners should opt in or out of Medicare. Dentists who treat Medicare patients must [...]

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DEA Tightens Rules on Hydrocodone

August 27, 2014

As reported widely through the media, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has published a Final Rule putting additional restrictions on hydrocodone-containing drug products, moving them from Schedule III to Schedule II of the federal Controlled Substances Act. Earlier this year, the ADA joined several other health organizations in expressing concern over the move, which imposes [...]

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Obituary: Dr. E.O. Ballard of El Dorado; ADA member since 1958

August 26, 2014

 Dr. Ernest Organ Ballard, Jr., 84 of El Dorado, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Town and Country Health and Rehab Center in Minden, LA. He was born August 7, 1930, to Ernest Organ Ballard, Sr. and Argie Childs Ballard in El Dorado, AR. He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, past [...]

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Having Trouble with Non-Network Reimbursement? The Point-of-Service Option Could Help

July 31, 2014

ASDA Members: If your office has experienced difficulty  recently in getting reimbursed by an insurance company when you are not a participating provider, download the attached form. Thanks to the active involvement of ASDA members in 1999, the Arkansas legislature passed Act 1232 which requires that all health plans offering dental benefits must also provide a point-of-service option for [...]

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Obituary: Dr. Kirby McGraw, ADA member since 1961

June 23, 2014

Dr. Kirby Carlton McGraw  passed away on Wednesday June 4, 2014. Kirby is preceded in death by his parents, Walter B. and Clara McGraw, seven siblings, and one grandson, Cannon Blaine Cotton. He was affectionately known as “Doc” by all of those that crossed his path. His life was a life of service to his [...]

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