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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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The theme for member phone inquiries for me this week was collections, collections, collections. It should come as no surprise that this is the topic on many practice owners’ minds as we begin the first quarter of 2011 and try to “close the books” for 2010.    Read more >>
Over the past month, CDA received a spike in complaints about a policy change in how United Concordia will approve payment for scaling and root planing. In a conference call with CDA and ADA, United Concordia addressed its SRP policy.    Read more >>
Whether you know it or not, you may be required to complete federally-required training on avoiding fraud and waste in the Medicare program.    Read more >>
Confused by the insurance terms swirling around the federal health care reform discussion? This should help.    Read more >>
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