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The Florida DOH will now verify your CE records when you renew your professional license.

Department of Health (DOH) Licensure Renewal Webinars

The Florida Department of Health will now verify your continuing education records when you renew your professional license. You are invited to join live webinars hosted by the Department so you can better understand this change.

You will learn how the process works and see what happens if you are not fully compliant when you renew. You will also see a demonstration of the continuing education tracking system, including how to create a Free Basic Account, view your course history and report continuing education.

Webinars are approximately 30 minutes. To register for a webinar please click on one of the following dates: 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2:00p.m. EST
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3:00p.m. EST
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:00p.m. EST
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:00p.m. EST
Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:00a.m. EST
Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:00a.m. EST
Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:00p.m. EST
Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:00p.m. EST


Part of Medicare Opt In/Opt Out Deadline Pushed Back.  

Part of Medicare Opt In/Opt Out Deadline Pushed Back 

The enforcement of the regulation requiring dentists who prescribe Medicare Part D covered drugs to Medicare beneficiaries has been pushed back to January 1, 2016. To ensure their patients with Medicare Part D continue to have their prescriptions covered, dentists need to take one of the following three actions: enroll in Medicare as a provider of covered services, as an ordering/referring provider or opt out of Medicare. A number of online resources, including a tutorial and information on Medicare Advantage plans, links to appropriate forms, sample affidavits, private contracts and Medicare contractor addresses can be found through the ADA Center for Professional Success. There is also a separate FAQ on Medicare Advantage and Part D regulation. In addition, some key aspects of the impact of this regulation on Medicare Advantage participants remain unanswered. As the ADA and FDA gets more information, we will update members.


ADA creates video tutorials to help dental offices understand key dental benefit programs.


ADA Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality

The ADA has created several short video tutorials designed to help dental offices understand key issues related to dental benefit programs.


Besides videos, you'll also find links to various ADA resources related to each subject.

•   Signing the Contract: Understanding PPOs will help explain key contractual provisions and available ADA resources to consider before making a decision to participate in a managed care plan.

•   Getting Paid: Common Processing Policies will educate you on the various types of processing policies utilized by dental benefit plans and how this affects claims processing.

•   Getting Paid: Coding on a Claim Form will provide you with an understanding of how to complete a dental claim form and appropriate use of the CDT Code.

•   Getting Paid: Avoiding Claim Errors & Addressing Denials will present information to help you can prevent claim content errors, what to look for when a claim is denied and how to properly appeal a payer's claim payment decision.


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