NADP On The Move
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. April
NADP volunteers and staff served as your representative to influential stakeholders and the media this past month. Following are highlights.
ADA Council on Dental Benefits
Members of the NADP Board of Directors and staff members Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE; Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown and Dental Informatics Manager Brian Flynn as well as leaders from the American Dental Association Council on Dental Benefits discussed trends and issues impacting the industry and profession at their joint meeting April 23 in Chicago, Illinois. (See The Big Picture for additional info).
National Oral Health Conference
State Affairs Manager Eme Augustini represented NADP members at the 2015 National Oral Health Conference, April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Sponsored by Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the meeting focused on advancements in oral health, including a presentation on impact of the Affordable Care Act.
LA Times –Reporter Lisa Zamosky interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE, regarding the cost of dental care: what insurance does and does not cover and options for getting needed care while managing costs.
Comings and Goings
Congratulations to past NADP Board Chairman Forrest Flint who was recently name the Vice
President of Strategy and Innovation for Delta Dental of Minnesota.
In March, NADP represented our members at the following key industry stakeholder meetings and served as an authoritative resource to the media.
ADA Code Maintenance Committee
Dr. Charles Stewart, Aetna; Dr. Fred Horowitz, Nevada Dental Benefits and NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown represented you at the recent American Dental Association Code Maintenance Committee (ADA CMC) meeting, March 3-5 in Chicago. Serving as CMC voting members, NADP submits proposed Code revisions on behalf of the membership. At this meeting, all but one NADP submission passed.
ADA RefSet Task Force
Dr. Fred Horowitz, Nevada Dental Benefits and NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown represented the dental benefits industry at the RefSet (Reference Set) Task Force meeting, March 26 in Chicago.
NADP Board Chair Chris Swanker, Guardian, and Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE, represented the membership at the recent Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) Annual Meeting March 19-21 in Las Vegas.
NADP Director of Government Relations Kris Hathaway traveled to Phoenix to represent the views of the dental benefits industry at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) 2015 Spring Meeting.
Private Exchange Forums
NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE, and State Affairs Manager Eme Augustini are serving as the industry voice during the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s Private Exchange FORUM held in Dallas, March 31 through April 1.
Dallas Morning News – NADP provided this newspaper with background information based on our research cited in Oral Health America’s State of Decay report.
Inside Dental Technology – NADP provided information about trends in dental benefits.
This past month NADP served as the voice of the dental benefits industry to multiple stakeholders and the media.
ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI)
NADP Informatics Manager Brian Flynn is representing the dental benefits industry at the American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Informatics meeting, Feb. 23-25 in Chicago. SCDI develops industry standards and guidelines for electronic transactions.
NADP Director of Government Relations Kris Hathaway represented members at the California Association of Dental Plans (CADP) Legislative and Regulatory Conference Feb. 10-11 in Sacramento.
During her visit to Washington, D.C. Feb. 18, NADP Director of Government Relations Kris Hathaway shared industry views and insights with Healthcare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan and senior staff from the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight.
Baylor College of Dentistry NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland provided background information regarding Texas dental benefits for a publication by Assistant Professor, Dr. Helena Tapias.
As the representative and recognized voice of the dental benefits industry, NADP advanced your positions among key stakeholders and the media this month.
Serving as your voice, Dental Informatics Manager Brian Flynn represented NADP members at the recent Health Level 7 (HL7) meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 18-23. 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.
NADP Executive Director Evelyn Ireland, CAE, represented our members at the recent Executive Committee and Board meeting of the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance in Boston, Jan. 20.
Members in the News
Congratulations to Matt McLaughlin on his new position at Premera Blue Cross. Matt is in Product Development.
Congratulations to John Rice on his new position at Avesis. John is the Vice President, Dental Programs.
Congratulations to Dr. Doyle Williams on his new position with Aspen Dental Management Inc. He is the VP Carrier Relations and Insurance Operations.