Senate Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Tax

Senate Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Tax

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Regulatory News | No Comments

The U.S. Senate showing uncommon bi-partisan support, last night overwhelming passed a budget amendment expressing strong support for repeal of The Affordable Health Care Act’s, better known as ObamaCare, 2.3% medical devise tax. The non-binding amendment to the annual Budget Resolution passed 79-20, with 33 Democrats and one Independent joining all Senate Republicans in passing the measure. […]

ADA Updating HIPAA Manual

ADA Updating HIPAA Manual

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Dental Review | No Comments

Regulators expect compliance by Sept. 23 By Craig Palmer, ADA News staffMost covered entity dental practices will need to review and revise their HIPAA compliance policies, procedures and documents such as Notice of Privacy Practices and Business Associate Agreements to comply by Sept. 23 with regulations effective March 26, the Association told subscribers to the […]

NADL “Most Domestic Dental Labs Exempt from Device Tax.”

NADL “Most Domestic Dental Labs Exempt from Device Tax.”

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Regulatory News | No Comments

The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) was able to fund a legal analysis of the proposed rule for the Medical Devise Tax that went into effect on January 1, 2013. The final rule, released in December, outlined that the vast majority of devices made by domestic dental laboratories do not meet the IRS’s proposed […]

Words from a Trusted Friend

Words from a Trusted Friend

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Joe's Take | No Comments

Dental technology is a perfect blend of art and science. Dentistry, as is a laboratory technician’s role in dentistry, is part of the healthcare sciences. The author has always held the healthcare professions in the highest regard. There has always been a distinction between making restorations for people and making widgets.