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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The 2016 EDI Summit Call for Proposals is now Open! The NDEDIC EDI Summit brings together a successful network of leaders in the dental industry working together to transform the business of dental care through use of electronic commerce. Attendees represent all segments of dental including, payers, clearinghouses, practice management software vendors, dentists/dental office staff, industry consultants, industry-related associations and more. Additionally, the 2016 EDI Summit will be co-located again with the National Council for Prescription Drug Program’s (NCPDP) Annual Technology & Business Conference.

Learn more about desired topics, benefits of presenting and submit a proposal today!

News & Announcements

  • Join One of Three New Task Groups Summer is here and we’re turning up the heat on task group activities, planning for our Fall Work Group Meetings. We have had a great response to our request for members to join our new task groups, but the more voices we have represented, the better the outcome! This is a great opportunity to share your experience and knowledge and have a role in shaping the future of dental EDI.

    Each task group will be assessing how transactions are done today, to determine if a guide or standards development project should begin. The goal is for each task group to develop industry tools between now and the October 2015 UIF/Work Group Meetings.
    • WG1 - Pre-determination of Benefits/Pre-Treatment Estimate (Including Prior Authorization)
    • WG2 - Real-time Claims
    • Dental Lab Prescriptions
    Get involved in the discussions and email Mark Schlesinger for more information.
  • NDEDIC Coordinating Member Comments on HHS HPID Rule The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is considering changes to its health plan identifier (HPID) rule. HHS issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on how the identifiers' use in healthcare transactions has changed since health plans began using them in 2012, and whether the identifiers still have value.  Although they aren't currently required to do so, covered entities will be required to include the HPID in HIPAA transactions starting November 7, 2016.
    NDEDIC is coordinating a response on behalf of dental. If you would like to be involved or if your company is submitting comments, contact Mark Schlesinger by July 22, 2015 so we can combine the responses. Comments are due July 28, 2015. 
  • Registration Now Open for UIF/Work Group Meetings Registration is now open for the 2015 Uniting the Industry Forum (UIF)/Work Group Meetings being held October 21-22, 2015 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. You can save $100 if you register before October 2, 2015

    A block of rooms has been secured at the Talking Stick Resort for the group rate of $189 per night for single/double occupancy. Make your room reservation online or by phone at 866.877.9897. Reference National Dental EDI Council UIF 2015 to secure your discounted rate. Reservations at the group rate must be made by September 21, 2015 or while supplies last.
  • Save the Date! The 2015 Uniting the Industry Forum(UIF)/Work Group Meetings will take place on October 21-22, 2015 at the Talking Stick Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    The event will kick off with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity catch up, mix, and mingle before the UIF/Work Group Meetings begin on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

    Mark your calendar and check back for updates!  
  • New Task Groups | Call for Participants During the 2015 EDI Summit, we approved the formation of three new task groups:
    • WG1 - Pre-determination of Benefits/Pre-Treatment Estimate (Including Prior Authorization)
    • WG2 - Real-time Claims
    • Dental Lab Prescriptions
    The objective of each task group is to assess how the transactions are done today, and determine if a guide or standards development project should begin. Each task group will develop industry tools between now and the October 2015 UIF meeting.
    This is a great opportunity to get engaged, learn, share, network, and be a part of shaping the future of dental. Task group calls start this month. To volunteer, please email Mark Schlesinger.
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