The powerful, respected voice of the dental benefits industry was heard loud and clear this past month as NADP volunteers and staff represented your views at critical meetings and in the media.
X12 Trimester Meeting
NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown represented the dental benefits industry at the X12 Trimester Meeting in Rochester, NY. X12 maintains global Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards which drive business processes such as dental claims.
AHIP Issue Conference
NADP Director of Government Relations Kris Hathaway attended the America's Health Insurance Plan State Issues Conference Oct. 4-5 in Washington, D.C. The conference featured sessions on ACA implementation issues within the states, including Exchange development.
NADP Director of Government Relations Kris Hathaway traveled to Baltimore for the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Conference Oct. 15- 17, featuring sessions on Exchanges, Medicaid and health care reform.
ADA ANNUAL SESSION, SAN FRAN, TLB 10/18-23
To support the association's continued collaborations on areas of mutual interest, NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown met with key American Dental Association staff at the ADA Annual Conference Oct. 18-23 in San Francisco.
ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI)
NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown represented the dental benefits industry during the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics meeting, Oct. 15-17 in San Francisco. SCDI develops industry standards and guidelines for electronic transactions.
As they strive to move the industry one step closer to the development of dental quality measures, NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown and Dr. Craig Amundson, HealthPartners, will meet with fellow members of the Dental Quality Alliance Nov. 1-2 in Chicago.
NADP Gabryl Award Release: NADP issued a press release, ""Hentschel of The Principal Financial Group Receives NADP Gabryl Award." The release reached an audience of 8.2 million and was published verbatim in major media markets across the U.S. including Boston, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Albany (NY), Anchorage, El Paso, Jacksonville, Lexington, Macon, Oakland, Columbus, San Bernardino. A link to the press release also appeared on 147 websites including Yahoo Finance, including CBS News in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Dallas/Fort Worth. It was also tweeted by American Stock Picks and Business Press.
NADP Consumer Survey Release: NADP issued a press release, "NADP Survey Reveals Consumers' Perceptions on Dental Benefits." The release reached an audience of more than 8.8 million. It was published verbatim major media markets across the U.S. including Raleigh, Houston, Philadelphia, Carlsbad, Cincinnati, Dallas, Farmington, Kansas City, Pasadena, San Diego and Buffalo. A link to the press release also appeared on 136 websites including Yahoo Finance, including CBS News in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. It was also tweeted by American Stock Picks and Business Press.
HealthyCal.Org: Reporter Helen Afrasiabi interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland about how health policy fulfills its objectives (or not) regarding children's oral health.
Angie's List: Michael Schroeder interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland regarding employers offering dental coverage by size and percentage of dental benefits now written in the small and large group markets.
Wall Street Journal: Jonnelle Marte requested overall dental benefits trend information.
Medscape: Laird Harrison interviewed NADP Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland about effects of the Affordable Care Act on dental benefits.