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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We reported in an earlier blog entry about increasing issues and difficulties dentists are having with Delta Dental. Problems have stemmed from the conversion in late November to a new system at Delta related to adjudication of claims.    Read more >>
As with other major dental plans in California, Delta Dental has designated a liaison/contact with CDA to assist in addressing problems that member dentists are experiencing.    Read more >>
by Michael Perry, DDS
Dr. Perry is chairman of the CDA Practice Support Center Workgroup and president of Momentum Dental Business Consulting, LLC. He practices general dentistry in Santa Rosa. 707.888.0749,
Delta Dental of California has instituted a new policy for dentists enrolling for the first time in its Premier product network.    Read more >>
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Even if you are able to dispense medication to a patient, you must offer the patient a written prescription which the patient may elect to have filled by you, the dentist, or by any pharmacy.