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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Delta announced today that effective mid- 2012, orthodontic claim payments will no longer be made in monthly installments. Claims will now be paid in two payments.    Read more >>
Me again, just wanted to provide you with a few updates regarding Delta that may pertain to you. Are you having any trouble with COB claims or reimbursement for items where you have made notations in the remark field (35) of your claim form? If so, these tips may help clarify things….    Read more >>
Effective May 1, 2012, Metlife will become the dental carrier for the Tricare Dental Program. The Active Duty Dental Program will still be administered by United Concordia.    Read more >>
A blog posting dated March 1 addressed numerous inquiries and complaints about Delta Dental’s claim processing problems that member dentists have brought to CDA. As a follow-up to these inquiries, we have received information on guidance that Delta’s Provider Relations department has been giving to dental offices on some of these issues.    Read more >>
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