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AAE Successfully Advocates for Enhanced Endodontic Coding Priorities at ADA CMC Meeting  

By Beth A. Damas, DDS In early March, I had the privilege of joining Drs. Elizabeth Perry and Kenneth Wiltbank, along with AAE staff, as representatives of the American Association…

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Breaking Barriers: AAE Celebrates Advocacy Efforts and Victories

Merriam-Webster defines advocacy as the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. The recent update of the AAE Strategic Plan has devoted a 4th stand-alone goal to advocacy:…

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact into Law; AAE Advocates for Nationwide Ratification

Last week, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed into law a bill that would enact the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact in Wisconsin – making it the fourth state to enact…

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The Corporate Transparency Act

SCAM ALERT: The US Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network sent an alert about ongoing scams involving fraudulent letters and emails aimed at unlawfully extracting money and sensitive information from businesses…

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AAE Supports the Ratification of the Dentist & Dental Hygienist Compact

In December, the AAE joined 13 other dental organizations in endorsing the Dentist & Dental Hygienist Compact. The Compact would allow dentists licensed in a participating state the flexibility to practice in…

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What to Expect in 2024: AAE Advocacy Gears Up for the New Legislative Session  

As we embark on the new year, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is intensifying its federal and state advocacy initiatives to safeguard patients and support endodontic practices. The 2024…

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Decoding the Codes: 2024 CDT Coding Updates

By Dr. Elizabeth Shin Perry 2024 marks the 24th year since the federal government designated the use of CDT coding as the national terminology for reporting dental services on claims…

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Advocacy Update: AAE Calls on Missouri Lawmakers to Prioritize Patients Over Insurance Company Profits

On January 4, AAE President Dr. Craig S. Hirschberg sent a letter in strong support of dental loss ratio legislation to two Missouri lawmakers after learning of their Missouri Times…

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AAE Supports Administration’s Expansion of Adult Dental Coverage on ACA Marketplace

The AAE submitted comments in support of a new proposed rule by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would grant states the option to designate adult dental…

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Advocacy Update: CMS Expands Medicare Dental Coverage and Simplifies Billing Processes

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule On November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced significant updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), expanding coverage for…

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