Delta Dental

CDA president provides update on status of association’s lawsuit against Delta Dental

Dear members and colleagues: I’m reaching out with an update on CDA’s ongoing dental plan reform initiatives, along with an…

May 10, 2024 |Advocacy, Delta Dental, Dental Plan Reform, News Articles

Judge clears CDA to sue Delta Dental on behalf of members

A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled last month that CDA and individual dentist-plaintiffs could proceed on their claim that Delta Dental breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in adopting the 2023 contractual amendments.

October 19, 2023 |Advocacy, Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles

Virtual membership meeting highlights CDA’s efforts to ease members’ dental plan challenges

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. 

May 25, 2023 |Advocacy, Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

CDA files new legal action against Delta Dental of California

On behalf of members, CDA has filed a legal action against Delta Dental of California in San Francisco Superior Court. The action challenges Delta Dental’s adjustments to Premier and PPO provider agreements effective Jan. 1, 2023.

January 3, 2023 |Advocacy, Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, News Articles

Delta Dental must report changes affecting over 10% of its provider network to Department of Managed Health Care

The Department of Managed Health Care asked Delta Dental to report any rate changes affecting over 10% of its provider network to the department. Additionally, DMHC is monitoring its help desk for calls from consumers.  

December 6, 2022 |Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles

Delta Dental contractual amendment takes effect June 2022: What you need to know

Delta Dental of California is revising its Delta Dental of California Participating Provider Agreement effective June 1, 2022. Although described as an “enhancement,” the contract amendment alters reimbursement for Premier or PPO contracted dentists who treat DeltaCare® enrollees as out-of-network providers. 

February 3, 2022 |Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles

Delta rule change continues to negatively affect dentists

CDA Practice Support continues to hear from member dentists impacted by Delta Dental of California’s contractual change under Participating Dentist Rule 2, Basis of Fees that took effect September 15, 2018. Dental practices can take action annually to avoid negative impacts.

June 29, 2021 |Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles

Leadership Corner: Dr. Tippett-Whyte addresses Delta Dental’s postponed fee cuts, highlights CDA’s advocacy initiatives

Dr. Tippett-Whyte discusses the latest developments with Delta Dental's planned fee cuts and provides insight on CDA’s ongoing advocacy efforts to ensure Delta Dental honors its obligation to providers.

April 22, 2021 |Advocacy, Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, Membership, News Articles

Delta Dental indefinitely postpones scheduled fee cuts for 2,200 specialist dentists in California

Delta Dental of California’s proposed reductions to the “maximum allowable fees” for approximately 2,200 endodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons in California will not take effect July 1, as previously scheduled. Instead, Delta Dental has decided to indefinitely postpone the previously announced fee reductions. 

April 5, 2021 |Delta Dental, News Articles

CDA seeks meeting with Delta Dental to underscore member concerns over proposed fee cuts

CDA has heard from many specialist members — endodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons — who are facing reimbursement reductions under their Premier provider contracts with Delta Dental of California

April 2, 2021 |Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles

Delta Dental delays fee structure changes

Delta Dental of California has announced a delay in implementing fee structure changes for endodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons. Due to uncertainty caused by COVID-19, Delta said it plans to delay the implementation date of Jan. 1, 2021, to July 1, 2021.

November 4, 2020 |Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles

California-contracted dentists should prepare for a quality assessment review, says Delta Dental

Delta Dental of California notified California dentists in its FYI newsletter that dentists should be prepared for a quality assessment review. CDA members are encouraged to review the on-site QA review checklist provided in the April 9 newsletter to ensure compliance.

May 14, 2019 |Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles
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