Benefit plan challenges are a top concern for the majority of CDA members, causing serious disruptions in dentists’ ability to carry out treatment plans and patients’ ability to receive the care they need. We’re committed to holding plans accountable and moving toward adequatestandards and more meaningful dental coverage.
CDA’s pursuit of benefit plan reform includes legal action, legislative advocacy, trusted news on emerging issues, expert-led education and member resources.
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Delta Dental of California’s 2023 changes to reimbursement rate structure and provider agreements have a significant impact on many members’ practices. One of CDA’s actions is litigation to require Delta Dental to honor its contractual obligations inherent in the Participating Dentist Agreement between Delta and its participating providers. CDA is also challenging whether the Delta Dental board of directors has violated its legal responsibilities, referred to as fiduciary duties.
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In a live virtual meeting on May 10, members learned about CDA’s litigation against Delta Dental of California and key legislation to improve dental plan transparency and coverage. The presenters also highlighted tools and resources available to CDA members to help ease dental plan frustrations and challenges.
CDA member-dentists can use their voice in two important ways to support dental plan reform and CDA’s advocacy efforts this year: (1) Tell your legislator to support two CDA-sponsored bills that address loopholes in dental plan standards and regulations; and (2) Tell us how your patients’ coverage is disrupting care.
Whether you are in the process of deciding if you should contract with dental plans or need assistance managing existing dental plans, rely on CDA’s resources and experts for advice and education.
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In 2018, CDA achieved a favorable settlement on behalf of dentists – and their right to fair dealings - in our litigation against Delta Dental. During five years of hard-fought litigation, we successfully blocked Delta’s attempt to reduce reimbursement rates for the Premier Plan, saving providers more than $600 million. CDA has also driven multiple legislative wins on behalf of plan transparency, accountability and provider reimbursements.
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