Excellent CE for Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff - MDA Annual Meeting, April 30-May 1

MDA's 2015 Annual Meeting in Missoula will be an unforgettable experience. Hear top notch speakers.  Earn up to 15 CE credits with MDA.  Visit Montana's largest dental trade show with over 60 exhibitors.  All conveniently located in Missoula April 30-May 1.  Stay in-state, learn and enjoy!

Click for meeting brochure and online registration.

The meeting kicks off with Dr. Marc GeissbergerNew Materials in Indirect Restorative Dentistry.  Attendees highly recommend this "Dynamic" and "Cutting Edge" seminar.  

The April 30 lineup includes The Future of Dentistry with Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., ADA Chief Economist. Can a number-crunching, non-clinical economist really tell you much about the future of dentistry?  Come and find out.  Click here for a brief preview of Dr. Vujicic's message:Of Lawyers, Lattes and Dentists

Do lawsuits make you worry?  Don't bury your head in the sand! The Legally Mine team presents Keys to Locking-Out Lawsuits and Lowering Taxes. Jane G. BakerMemory Techniques and Western Sayings, courses based on the theory that people learn by having fun and through hands on experience that teaches principles the audience can apply in the workplace. "Update on Medicaid Audits" with Gregory Gould, MDA attorney, and DPHHS Medicaid managers.

On May 1 spend the day with David Meinz.  Back by popular demand!  David Meinz's entertaining and energizing presentation on nutrition and wellness.  "An excellent source of education for the doctor and their entire staff," "We'll be able to introduce wellness concepts into our practice," "Thoroughly enjoyed the seminar."

And there's more:  Perinatal and AbCd training, MoDePAC Breakfast featuring Lt. Governor Angela McLean, MOHF Auction and Golf Tourney.  Montana's largest Dental Trade Show, featuring more than sixty vendors, offers the latest in dental technology and services. 

All conveniently located in Missoula April 30 - May 1.  Stay in-state, learn and enjoy!

Click for meeting brochure and online registration.

For further meeting information contact MDA at (800) 257-4988.  

Legislature Passes Medicaid Audit Bill - Gov. Bullock May Veto

 HB 237, MDA’s bill to reform Medicaid audits, passed the Legislature on April 18. Gov. Steve Bullock's health care advisor said that the Governor may veto the bill, due to opposition by  DPHHS.  MDA is urging dentists to  call  the Governor's office and ask that he sign the bill. Call his office at  (406) 444-3111 before April 23.

The bill places limits on records requests, time limits for audit completion, bars use of extrapolation except in cases of high risk providers, requires review by peers or experts, and requires reimbursement of a provider's legal costs if an audit is challenged and overturned. It’s sponsored by Rep. Al Olszewski (R-Kalispell), an orthopedic surgeon.

MDA president Dr. Chris Hirt, Helena pediatric dentist Dr. Kevin Rencher, MDA vice president Dr. Jane Gillette, Missoula pediatric dentist Dr. Susan Tiede and Greg Gould, MDA’s attorney, testified at a hearing before the Senate Public Health, Welfare, and Safety Committee on March 13.

MDA was supported by the Montana Hospital Association, Medical Association, optometrists, nursing homes, community clinics, podiatrists, dental hygienists, physical therapists, and other small health care practices. The only opposition was from the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

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