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The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Pediatric Dental Practice

July 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 4

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

 

Among its countless provisions, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is intended to increase access to dental benefits for children, via enrollment through the individual and small group health insurance markets under new state health insurance exchangesPediatric oral health is described in the law as an "essential health benefit" that must be offered in these exchanges. Providers of dental care for children should have a comprehensive understanding of the ACA and the mechanism of the exchanges if they are going to be respond and plan adequately for a changing dental insurance marketplace and potential changes in the dental delivery system.
Following the course, pediatric and general dentists and their staffs should: Understand the ACA and the enforcement provisions of the Individual Mandate.

 

Understand the pediatric oral health benefits included in the ACA and how these benefits will be marketed and sold inside and outside of the state insurance exchanges. Be able to advise parents on how to navigate the exchanges when selecting dental benefits for their children, whether those benefits are offered within a Qualified Health Plan or as a stand-alone dental benefit. Be able to adjust their practice models to accommodate the estimated 3 million additional children that will obtain dental benefits under the ACA through insurance exchanges and an additional 3 million who will obtain coverage via Medicaid eligibility expansion. Attendees will receive 7 hours of CE credit.

 

Location: Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile 633 North St. Clair Street Chicago, Ill., 60611 (312) 787-1234 (888) 591-1234 For more information on registration, please go to: http://www.aapd.org/events/ the_impact_of_the_affordable_care_act_on_the_pediatric_dental_practice/.