By now, you have probably been exposed to decisions you need to make as a dentist as it relates to Medicare.  Working with legal council, the Arkansas State Dental Association has created a concise, one-page synopsis to help in your decision making process.  While ASDA does not have a recommendation for all dentists to follow, […]

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ASDA Encourages CMS to Rescind Medicare Rules for Dentists

by Billy Tarpley on January 11, 2018

Today, ASDA released a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the rules and regulations for both programs. The letter was provided as a response to a request from ADA that each state submit a letter to support efforts that would overturn the Medicare enrollment debacle that dentists have had […]

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Trump Administration Proposal Could Allow Alternative Types Of Health Plans

January 8, 2018

Reprinted from ADA Morning Huddle, January 8, 2018: The New York Times (1/4, Pear, Subscription Publication) reported that on Thursday, the Trump Administration unveiled “sweeping new rules that could make it easier for small businesses to band together and create health insurance plans that would be exempt from many of the consumer protections mandated by […]

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Arkansas AGD to Offer Perio Course

December 15, 2017

Arkansas AGD will offer a two-day course at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, AR on February 26-27, 2018. “Peri-Implant Problems, Prevention & Treatment; Oral Dysplasias; Immune Based Disorders; Perioscopy” Speaker:  Dr. Fred Church Location:  Oaklawn Racing and Gaming, Hot Springs, Arkansas To register go to:

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Medicare C & D Requirements to Terminate January 2019

November 29, 2017

Thanks to work by the ADA and congressional friends, the provisions that require dentists to enroll or opt-out of Medicare parts C and D will come to an end in January 2019. As published in the ADA’s Legislative and Governmental Report on November 28: On November 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

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ASDA Hosts Medicaid Seminar to Get Answers for Dentists

November 7, 2017

Registration continues to roll in for the December 1 Medicaid Seminar hosted by ASDA. No doubt, most Medicaid providers are experiencing a significant level of frustration at the new MMIS system that has recently taken effect in addition to the anticipation of the Dental Managed Care program that will go live in January. The seminar has […]

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