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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Confused by the insurance terms swirling around the federal health care reform discussion? This should help.    Read more >>
By Michael Perry, DDS
Dr. Perry is a practicing general dentist in Santa Rosa, California and a dental business consultant. He also serves as a consultant to the Practice Support Center in the area of Practice Management. Dr. Perry’s blog represents his owns opinions and does not represent those of the California Dental Association.
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The State Department of Health Care Services has issued two new "Frequently Asked Questions" documents regarding the end of the adult program within Denti-Cal.    Read more >>
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