• State Dental Associations Ask HHS To Eliminate Certain Regulations.

    The ADA News (5/18, Garvin) reports that in a May 4 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD, the dental associations from all 50 states and Washington, DC asked the agency to eliminate “the Medicare mandate enrollment requirement for providers who don’t perform Medicare-covered services,” and to enforce Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act as written without the promulgation of regulations. “Our associations believe that [these regulations] unnecessarily contribute to the cost of providing care, making it more difficult for our members to deliver oral health care services at an affordable price,” they wrote. The letter concluded, “Addressing these issues will help free dentists from unnecessary administrative burdens and allow them to focus on getting care to patients who need it.”

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