NADP On The Move - 2014

As the representative and recognized voice of the dental benefits industry, NADP continues to advance your positions among key stakeholders and the media. The following are highlights of key meetings, interviews, articles and press releases which advanced the dental benefits industry.

Following are highlights of key meetings, interviews, articles and press releases which advanced the dental benefits industry. - See more at: http://www.nadp.org/News/NADP_On_The_Move_2013.aspx#sthash.J0jGETUU.dpu
Following are highlights of key meetings, interviews, articles and press releases which advanced the dental benefits industry. - See more at: http://www.nadp.org/News/NADP_On_The_Move_2013.aspx#sthash.J0jGETUU.dpuf
Following are highlights of key meetings, interviews, articles and press releases which advanced the dental benefits industry. - See more at: http://www.nadp.org/News/NADP_On_The_Move_2013.aspx#sthash.J0jGETUU.dpuf
Following are highlights of key meetings, interviews, articles and press releases which advanced the dental benefits industry. - See more at: http://www.nadp.org/News/NADP_On_The_Move_2013.aspx#sthash.J0jGETUU.dpuf
Following are highlights of key meetings, interviews, articles and press releases which advanced the dental benefits industry. - See more at: http://www.nadp.org/News/NADP_On_The_Move_2013.aspx#sthash.J0jGETUU. 

March

NADP continues to serve as the voice of the dental benefits industry. In March volunteers and staff carried your message to a multitude of stakeholders and media. In addition to vital visits to Washington, D.C. and key media interviews, NADP represented our members to the following organizations: America’s Health Insurance Plans, National Conference of Insurance Legislators and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Meetings

AHIP

Director of Government Relations Kris Hathaway traveled to Washington, D.C. for the AHIP Plans Policy and Exchange Conference March 4-7. 

 

NCOIL

State Affairs Manager Eme Augustini traveled to Savannah, Georgia for the NCOIL Spring Meeting, March 7-8.  Agenda items included discussions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and underwriting.

 

Washington, D.C.

Executive Director Evelyn Ireland served as your industry voice on ACA issues during multiple visits with Members of Congress and agencies in our nation’s capital. 

 

NAIC

Director of Government Relations Kris Hathaway represented NADP members at the NAIC Spring 2014 National Meeting March 29 – April in Orlando, Florida.  The agenda featured multiple sessions focused on various ACA aspects.

Media

Journal News Medical Group - Reporter Jane Learner interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland regarding dental care and the ACA, including subsidies for pediatric dental.

Kaiser Health News – Marissa Evans interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland regarding ACA and dental benefits. Her article has not yet been published.

 

February

This past month NADP served as the voice of the dental benefits industry to the media and influential groups overseeing electronic transactions and regulations affecting your company. NADP collaborated with the following organizations; the American Dental Association, California Association of Dental Plans and the 2014 Program Integrity Summit. Media outlets included Employee Benefits News, Kaiser Health News and Dr. Bicuspid.

Meetings

ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI)

NADP Dental Informatics Manager Brian Flynn represented the dental benefits industry during the American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Informatics meeting, Feb. 19-20 in Chicago. SCDI develops industry standards and guidelines for electronic transactions.

ADA Code Maintenance Committee (CMC)

NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown and Dental Informatics Manager Brian Flynn are sharing the industry viewpoints this regarding revisions to Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes during the CMC meeting in Chicago Feb. 26-28.

 

California Association of Dental Plans (CADP) Legislative Conference

NADP Director of Government Relations Kris Hathaway represented NADP members at the Feb. 10-13 CADP Legislative Conference in Sacramento.

 

2014 Program Integrity Summit

Dr. Stephanie Lepsky, OptumInsight, is representing the dental benefits industry Feb. 24-25 at the 2014 Program Integrity Summit for Medicaid, CHIP and Title V Oral Health Program Policymakers and Stakeholders in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Lepsky is presenting challenges regarding areas of fraud, abuse and waste.  She is also contributing to a list of Risk Management strategies that will be developed at the summit and may be distributed to the broader stakeholder community.

Media

Employee Benefit News – Reporter Michael Giardina interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland regarding the effect ACA will have on dental service in medical plans, and how dental savings plans can help out both employers and employees

Kaiser Health News – NADP provided background information on a piece by Marissa Evans regarding how consumers are feeling about the premium rates of dental plans in the exchange and why premiums are higher in some states.

Dr. Bicuspid – Reporter Donna Domino interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland about pediatric dental coverage and the Affordable Care Act.

NADP Press Release – NADP released, NADP Encouraged by Early FFM Enrollments but says, “There’s Still Work to be Done,” which highlighted demand for adult dental coverage and the impact of the IRS ruling on pediatric benefits sold in the Federally-facilitated Marketplace.  The release appeared in business journals, financial news websites and major media markets across the U.S. including Anchorage, Boston, Carlsbad, El Paso, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Lexington, Macon, Oakland, and Olympia.

 

 

January

Key Meetings

 

HL7

Serving as your voice, Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown and Dental Informatics Manager Brian Flynn represented NADP members at the recent Health Level 7 (HL7) meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 26-30. HL7 workgroups develop the content for electronic transactions standards. As voting members of the HL7 Attachments, Clinical Quality and Electronic Health Records Workgroups, NADP advocates for the unique needs and requirements of dental transactions to ensure your company’s operations run smoothly.

 

X12

Dental Informatics Manager Brian Flynn is advancing the dental industry this week at the X12 Winter Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. As the vice-chair of the Dental Caucus, NADP speaks for you in the development of a common uniform business language to streamline your business transactions. As voting member of X12, NADP also works diligently to promote EDI standards across the dental industry.

Media

Capital News Service - Report Mike Denison interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE, regarding the IRS interpretation of the Affordable Care Act.


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