National Dental EDI Council

The National Dental EDI Council (NDEDIC) is a not-for-profit association of diverse stakeholders working together to streamline dental business operations, reduce costs and improve patient service by effectively exchanging eligibility and claims data electronically. Through a recent reorganization, NDEDIC is significantly accelerating its efforts to standardize and advance electronic dental transactions, leading the way to transformational change in the business of dentistry.

If you are not involved in NDEDIC, now is the time to engage with us and reap the benefits for your dental business. Learn more.

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Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus Now Available for 2016 EDI Summit

Plan to join us May 2-4, 2016 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona for the 2016 EDI Summit. NDEDIC's EDI Summit is known for being one of the best opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to increase brand awareness, showcase products and services, and also build valuable relationships with dental industry decision makers and the consultants who influence their decisions. The 2016 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus is now available online. Sponsors and exhibitor booths will sell out quickly. Maximize your sponsorship ROI by signing up early!

News & Announcements

  • We Hit It Out of the Ballpark at the UIF/WG Meetings! Pregame – Board Meetings
    Your Board members met for a full day to plan for the year ahead and discuss strategic initiatives. NDEDIC has evolved substantially over the past two years, and your leaders are working hard to make sure NDEDIC continues to become the organization you want and need. Stay tuned as some new initiatives are implemented to make your membership more valuable and your participation even more critical.
  • FDA 510(k) Clearance on Dental Devices The FDA granted 16 dental devices 510(k) clearance in July.  In order to be granted clearance to market a device using the 510(k) pathway, the submitter of the 510(k) must show that the medical device is "substantially equivalent" to a device that is already legally marketed for the same use.
  • Enhancing Oral Health Through Safety Net Partnerships The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently published a primer on Enhancing Oral Health through Safety Net Partnerships. The primer was funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and outlines types of HRSA-supported safety net providers, the types of services each provides and their reimbursement mechanisms.  The primer also identifies potential areas of collaboration between state Medicaid agencies and safety net providers to improve access to oral healthcare:
    • Augmenting the oral health workforce.
    • Building physical and virtual infrastructure to deliver oral health services.
    • Integrating oral health and primary care.
  • The Anatomy of a Dental Practice Data Breach

    You will not want to miss this breakfast session at the 2015 Uniting the Industry Forum and Work Group Meetings, on October 22, 2015 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    The growth of electronic medical records has placed thousands of dental practices at risk of PHI breach or loss. Practice managers are faced with the reality that existing security measures are simply not sufficient to protect patient data. Practices that fall victim to a breach are vulnerable for reasons that can be easily identified, outlined, and ultimately corrected.

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