Dental Benefit Plans
Coverage through dental benefit plans is one of the primary ways patient care is funded and being able to navigate the dynamic world of dental benefit plans is one key to managing a smart practice. Utilizing the resources included here, you will learn how to navigate the unique requirements of provider agreements, manage and file dental claims efficiently and effectively, improve your understanding of your appeal rights as a dentist and much more.
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As dentists continue to struggle with the changing healthcare landscape, discontinuing participation with contracted dental plans is an increasing consideration for many in the profession. CDA recognizes that participating as a contracted plan provider is a decision that can only be made by individual dentists based on what is best for their patients and their practice.

This article will assist you with the implementation of plan withdrawal and provides sample letters for use in your practice.

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Between implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the fiscal cliff that our country is dangling from and the tentative state of the economy, it is anyone’s guess as to the direction California is headed for 2013. Based on what we’re hearing and reading, here are some predictions of what one can anticipate in the dental benefits world in the New Year:    Read more >>
Dental benefit calls in 2012 can be summed up with one phrase- “in like a lion and out like a lamb”.    Read more >>
The CDA Practice Support Center continues to receive daily inquiries from member dentists (new and well-established) regarding the correct method for claims billing on behalf of associate dentists providing treatment.    Read more >>
You may find it strange for a Dental Plan to request a copy of a lab slip. These requests stem from quality assessment audits as well as resolution to patient grievances.    Read more >>
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When changing your practice address or tax identification number, be sure to update the Dental Board of California, the NPPES (NPI registry) and any dental plans you may be contracted with and/or bill on behalf of your patients.