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FEBRUARY 2014 CONTENTS VOLUME 15, ISSUE 2 AVAILABLE ON TDA.ORG Alliance of the TDA Members in New Orleans April Cobb, ATDA Publicity Secretary Alliance members from across the country converged at the American Dental Association convention in New Orleans in 2013. Alliance of the Texas Dental Association (ATDA) members Diane (Mrs Doug) Bogan, Sharon (Mrs Alan) Bryant, Marthiel (Mrs Tommy) Russell, Conni (Mrs Steve) Durbin, and Karen (Mrs David) Cox [all pictured] attended. • Alliance of the TDA Members in New Orleans • Carries Risk Assessment Informational Procedure Codes • Thousands Attend Southwest Dental Conference • TEXAS Meeting Preview • TDA Perks - Perks Partners Coming to Star of the South - Perks Partner Makes Emails Mobile-Friendly • TDA Smiles Foundation - Bane Scholarships • President’s Statement L - R: ATDA members Diane Bogan, Sharon Bryant, Marthiel Russell, Conni Durbin, and Karen Cox attend the ADA Annual Session in New Orleans in 2013. • Meet the Staff - Jaida Reed • Member Spotlight - Jack Pierce, DDS • TSBDE Rule Update The ATDA hosted its second national “Head-to-Toe” service project. Members collected and sorted donated dental and personal care products into 3,026 care packages to be distributed at the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children in New Orleans. A brand new program, “Healthy Smiles from the Start,” launched at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, as a collective effort of the ADA, the Alliance, and Henry Schein Cares. This is a multi-faceted prenatal and postnatal dental health care education program for mothers and caregivers of newborns. The Alliance hopes to expand this project. The ATDA is an organization of dental spouses. It focuses on dental health education, legislative efforts, and the well being of the dental family. If you are interested in learning more about the Alliance at the local, state, or national level, please contact April (Mrs Nick) Cobb at February Texas Dental Journal Every Member…One Association — Special Membership Issue Upcoming Events March 27-29 Star of the South Dental Meeting January 1, 2014: Caries Risk Assessment Informational Procedure Codes Effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2014 — the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) requests that first dental home (FDH) providers include the appropriate caries risk assessment code on every claim form that includes procedure code D0145. The following new Current Dental Terminology (CDT) 2014 codes for caries risk assessment include: • • • D0601 – Caries risk assessment, low risk; D0602 – Caries risk assessment, moderate risk; and D0603 – Caries risk assessment, high risk. Since FDH providers already maintain a caries risk assessment in patient charts, HHSC also asks that FDH providers include the appropriate caries risk assessment code on every claim form that also includes any of the following procedure codes: Using your smart phone, scan this QR code to access the TDA Today on Like us on Facebook • • • D0210-D0330 – X-rays; D1206, D1208 – Fluoride; and D1351 – Sealants. Medicaid participating dentists can refer to the Caries Risk Assessment Tool to determine risk status. For more information, contact Dr John “JR” Roberts, dental director, Texas Medicaid and CHIP Programs Office of Health Policy and Clinical Services at Follow @theTDA on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn

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