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Government Relations 

Comment Letters

NADP continuously works to educate legislators and regulators regarding the importance of the dental benefits industry in relation to improving overall oral health.

Below are comment letters and clarifications that NADP has sought from legislators and regulators in chronological order. The listing does not accurately reflect NADP’s main concerns, as many issues are not included on this page, such as Health Care Reform, or are dealt with through separate discussions and e-mails. 

2015

7.27.15 NADP Comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Responding to Proposed Rules regarding Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs
7.21.15 NADP Comments to the U.S. Department of Labor
Requesting exemption of dental plans within the proposed Fiduciary Rule
5.18.15
NADP Comments to Ohio Department of Insurance
Responding to Draft Rules regarding Provider Network Disclosures
5.14.15 NADP Press Release Urging Limit on TX Dental Board’s Rulemaking re Dental Support Organizations and Patient Access
4.8.15 NADPComments to Texas Senate Health & Human Services Committee
Supporting SB 960 regarding dental office support services
4.8.15 NADP Comments to Texas House Committee on Public Health
Supporting HB 2330 regarding dental office support services
4.3.15 NADP Comments to Ohio House Health and Aging Committee
Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 95
3.17.15 NADP Comments to Maryland Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Supporting SB 887 regarding dental office support services
3.17.15 NADP Joins Dental Coalition Letter Supporting CHIP
2.9.15 NADP Comments to Nebraska Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee
Opposing LB 553 regarding non-covered services and proposing an amendment
2.3.15
NADP Comments to Washington House Health Care & Wellness Committee
Supporting HB 1514 regarding dental office support services

2014

10.27.14
NADP Comments to Iowa Insurance Division
Regarding HB 2463 and Discussion of Dental External Appeals
10.16.14 NADP Press Release
Announcing Opposition to Texas Rules Limiting Access for Dental Patients
9.29.14 NADP Comments to TX State Board of Dental Examiners
Opposing Proposed Amendments to Texas Code re Management of a Dental Practice 
9.12.14 NADP Comments to New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee
Opposing non-covered services legislation SB 2164
8.6.14 NADP Comments to Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
Responding to Draft Amendments of Texas Code re Management of a Dental Practice
6.2.14 NADP Comments to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Responding to Proposed Regulations regarding Management of a Dental Practice
2.28.14 Comments to Nevada Division of Insurance - Responding to Issue Brief on Network Adequacy
2.21.14 Comments to Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Responding to Draft of Amendments to WA Code Sections re Network Adequacy

 

2.21.14 Comments to WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Responding to Draft of Amendments to WA Code Sections re Network Adequacy - See more at: http://www.nadp.org/Advocacy/HealthCareReform.aspx#sthash.LpagA0Fs.dpuf

2013

6/4/13 NADP Comments to Ohio House Insurance Committee Chairman Robert Hackett

Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 159

2012

12/27/12 NADP Comments to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick 

 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 4265

11/13/12 NADP Comments to Ohio House Insurance Committee 

 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 497

2011

11/9/11  NADP Comments to Wisconsin Rep. Peterson & Rep. Weininger

 - Opposing non-covered services legislation AB 251

7/28/11  NADP Comments to HHS (Reg)

 - Responding to HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of Disclosures

 5/25/11 NADP Comments to Opposing North Carolina Legislators (Leg)
    -Opposing HB 698 / SB 655 regarding Dentist Management Arrangements (DPMs)
     - Senators: Bingham, Blake, ForresterPate 
     - Representatives: Barnhart, Brown, Burr, Current, Dollar, Earle, Hollo

2010

11/08/10 NADP Comments to Massachusetts Department of Insurance (Reg)
 - Responding to proposed regulations of MLR reporting by Dental Plans
10/11/10 NADP Comments to California DMHC (Reg)
 - Responding to proposed regulations of discount health plans

9/13/10  NADP Comments to HHS (Reg)

 - Responding to HITECH Privacy and Security Rule Modifications

3/18/10 NADP Comments to New Hampshire Insurance Department (Reg)
 - Request change of potential MLR on ancillary benefits from proposed changes to INS 4100
3/16/10 NADP Comments to Mississippi Governor Barbour
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 1167
2/23/10 NADP Comments to Iowa Floor Manager Rep Reasoner
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HF 2229
2/22/10 NADP Comments to California DMHC
 - Responding to proposed regulations of discount health plans
2/18/10 NADP Comments to Alaska Senate Labor & Commerce Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation SB 258
2/17/10 NADP Comments to Mississippi Senate Insurance Com
 - Opposting non-covered services legislation HB1167
2/10/10 NADP Comments to Alaska House Health & Human Services Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 309
2/10/10 NADP Comments to South Dakota Senate Commerce Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 108
2/3/10 NADP Comments to Kansas Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation SB 389
1/20/10 NADP Comments to Washington House Health Care & Wellness Com
 - Opposing non-covered services legislation HB 2686

 

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