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Claim denials: Know your rights when filing an appeal Claim denials: Know your rights when filing an appeal

It is important that dentists and their teams know and understand their rights when appealing a claim denial and how the law can protect you and your patient. To minimize the frustration of dealing with a claim denial, it is important to understand how a lot of claims are processed today.

California dental benefits plans asked to issue partial premium refunds due to their 'substantial net profits' California dental benefits plans asked to issue partial premium refunds due to their 'substantial net profits'

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara last Wednesday issued a notice to California health insurance and specialized health insurance companies, including 55 dental benefits companies, requesting that they “provide their policyholders with a partial premium refund no later than December 31, 2020.

Gov. Newsom unveils deep cuts in 2020-21 state budget revisions Gov. Newsom unveils deep cuts in 2020-21 state budget revisions

Gov. Gavin Newsom today laid out a new 2020-21 California budget proposal that slashes billions of dollars in spending in an effort to tackle a massive $54 billion deficit. During the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s revenues plummeted, wiping out the state’s $6 billion surplus.