ADA webinar on Aug. 29 discusses dental benefit trends

CDA members are invited to attend a free one-hour webinar on trends in the dental benefits market and the underlying factors driving those trends. The webinar, “Trends in Dental Benefits,” takes place at 10 a.m. PST on Tuesday, Aug. 29., and offers participants one hour of C.E. credit.

Co-leaders Evelyn Ireland, executive director of the National Association of Dental Plans, and Jerry Berggren, director of research and information for the National Association of Dental Plans, will specifically discuss:

  • Coverage
  • Factors influencing premiums
  • Network participation
  • Claims payments

Participants will gain a better understanding of the market limitations on the expansion of dental coverage while learning about developing requirements in dental network participation that can affect future dental practice costs and capabilities of practice management systems.

Additionally, participants will learn about the latest trends in coordination of benefits, electronic funds transfer payments, dental coverage embedded in medical plans and quality measures and diagnostic coding.

Register for or learn more about the webinar.

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