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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Medicare C & D Requirements to Terminate January 2019

by Billy Tarpley on 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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New Medicaid Information Sheet Made Available to Providers

November 7, 2017

Arkansas Medicaid has coordinated with AFMC to release a new information sheet that will guide dental offices to an outreach specialist. The information sheet, which is produced by AFMC and DXC.technology (formerly HP), is a graphic showing the individual specialists for each region of the state. The AFMC/MMIS Outreach Specialist Information Sheet also contains other helpful […]

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Obituary: Dr. Bill Shaver, ADA Member for 39 Years

October 18, 2017

William Neely Shaver IV, DDS, of Fort Smith, AR died in Mercy Hospice Wing on October 15, 2017. He was born in Fort Smith, AR on February 4, 1953. He practiced dentistry in Fort Smith for forty years. He loved playing guitar, fishing and canoeing, and traveling with his wife, Becky. Bill was very active […]

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MMIS Workshop Scheduled for October 20

October 16, 2017

As reported recently, the Arkansas Department of Human Services will launch a new provider portal the end of October. The portal will benefit providers and beneficiaries with new functions that are not available on the current Arkansas portal. Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) is hosting a series of virtual and on-site workshops on “Navigating […]

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