3 federal legislative updates affecting dentistry

 Here are three federal legislative updates affecting dentistry that Becker's has covered since Jan. 10: 

1. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, which includes provisions to support dentists and dental practices.

2. A bill to reauthorize the oral health promotion and disease prevention activities of the CDC was introduced in the Senate.

3. The American Dental Association showed its support for the removal of a current prohibition of adult dental coverage proposed by CMS. It also suggested that CMS and HHS create a specific loss ratio for dental plans. 

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