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ADA News (Newspaper) - October 2, 1995, Chicago, Illinois Managed care introduced Seeks accountability among managed care organizations BY CRAIG PALMER in the expanding managed health care members of The Association pledged enthusiastic sup Congress introduced legislation port for the HR and urged its 25 prescribing national standards for Companion legislation is expected in patient and practitioner participation the Charlie Georgia Republican and one of three dentist members of introduced the for himself and Oklahoma Democrat ADA Washington See page 23 Norwood Introduced BRIEFS Conference looks at nicotine usage The 8th National Conference on Nicotine Dependence will con vene 1215 at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre The meeting will include sessions on nicotine replacement tobacco behavioral treating nicotine dependence in patients with depression and gender differences in tobacco The American Society of Addiction Medicine is sponsoring the The ADA is one of the cooperating organizations for the To contact the director of meetings and confer 4601 North Park Suite Upper Chevy 20815 phone 1301 6563920 fax Head Start bureau taking applications The National Head Start Bureau is accepting applications from pro fessionals in health care and other fields who are interested in serving as peer reviewers or Applicants will also be placed on a mailing list for announcements regarding funds for fellow ships and For more send your name and mailing address to Ellsworth Head Start Reviewers and 8381 Old Courthouse 22182 fax 17033560472 e mail INSIDE Presidentelect discusses issues For the third installment of the ADA News interview with ADA Presidentelect William Ten turn to page AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION ADA set to debut financial analysis program BY DENNIS SPAETH Dentists have a new tool to help get to the bottom of that pile of man aged care contracts on their its not a Its a Managed Care Financial Impact Analysis developed by the ADA Council on Dental Practice in response to a 1994 House of Delegates reso lution instructing the ADA to educate members about managed care and the Its a said James council As this analysis wont conclude whether or not you should participate in a managed care your individual But that choice will be made with more information behind stressed I would hope that this analysis changes a dentists decision making from that of a pure guess to something with some The he wanted to provide dentists with a resource that would allow them to look at the financial impact of managed care contracts on their We believed there needed to be an analysis developed that could allow for many but signifi cant variables in individual dentists continued The only good way to do that is through a computer spreadsheet that allows multiple variables to be han he The he is a real indi service for the See page 16 Media campaign promotes ADA Seal program BY DAVID WEISSMAN You get what you pay Whether its den tal products like floss or or professional products like antibi or the ADA Seal of Acceptance is the best way to make sure that axiom holds The Council on Dental Therapeutics had it right in 1931 when it established the Seal and declared The acceptance of fices and the permitted use of the Seal is a matter which demands con stant the ADA Seal of Acceptance extends to more than 375 dental products and some 900 And when the ADA rolls into Las Vegas this month for annual the nation will be watching as officials See page 12 Why doesnt ADA take a strong stand against managed care BY JAMES BERRY Its a an accusa ADA leaders and staff have heard time and again in the past Its heard from the floor at ADA conferences and no matter what the topic du Its heard daily over the It arrives with the morning or it reels in on the fax It also has been turning up lately on todays newest NEWS ANALYSIS communications the Why dont you just come out and urge the membership not to partici pate in managed care asked one dentist through ADA the Associations home page on the World Wide The and some factory answer is this Because its against the a clearcut antitrust violation that could lead to heavy fines and court jail Federal antitrust principally the Sherman bar the Associa tion from steering its membership away from managed care involve Such a joint Association and its members agree ing not to participate in managed be defined under the law as conspiracy in restraint of In other an illegal boy Peter the ADAS chief legal says attorneys at the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are monitoring the ADAs every move on managed And that includes close scrutiny of every managed care resolution adopted by the House of Delegates See page 18
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