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Welcome to the Ninth District Dental Association

The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.

The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.


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ADA: Medicare opt-out means Medicare Advantage is not reimbursed

Dentists forfeit all Medicare Advantage reimbursement for themselves and their Medicare Advantage member patients if they opt out of Medicare

A March 25 letter to dentists from insurance firm Excellus has prompted questions about the implications of opting out of Medicare. The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs is reminding dentists that they forfeit all Medicare Advantage reimbursement for themselves and their Medicare Advantage member patients if they opt out of Medicare, though there are exceptions for urgent or emergency care, ADA News reports. Dentists can check and determine when they are eligible to change their status at the CMS website. Those who have newly opted out may change their status no later than 90 days after filing the affidavit. Opt-out affidavits renew automatically every two years if signed on or after June 16, 2015, but the renewal may be canceled.

Full Story: ADA News (4/14) 

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