Dental Benefit Plans

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

‘Thrilled to speak on behalf of my school, dental professionals and Californians’

“There is a quote I love that reads, ‘If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,’” says Barbara…

April 2, 2024 |Access to Care, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Sacramento County may disenroll from DMC plans and enroll in FFS beginning in December

Changes are coming to the Medi-Cal Dental Program in Sacramento County. Dentists must be enrolled as a provider in Medi-Cal Dental fee-for-service to continue seeing any existing patients who leave their DMC plan and enroll in Medi-Cal Dental FFS. 

December 19, 2023 |Dental Benefit Plans, Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, News Articles

Recapping dental plan reform legislation: Here are 10 laws sponsored by CDA

Two CDA-sponsored bills signed into law this year are the latest legislative outcomes to benefit California dentists and their patients, but these successful reform efforts follow several successful bills sponsored by CDA in recent years as part of a multi-year, multi-pronged strategy.

November 16, 2023 |Advocacy, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

How two dental plan reform bills became law in California through innovative CDA advocacy

CDA launched and managed a digital advertising campaign and website, Fix Our Dental Insurance, and built a large coalition in support of two CDA-sponsored dental plan reform bills that the governor signed into law in October. 

November 6, 2023 |Advocacy, Dental Benefit Plans, 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

Governor signs second CDA-sponsored dental plan reform bill in 2023

In another legislative victory for California dentists and their patients, Gov. Gavin Newsom last night signed the latest CDA-sponsored bill strengthening dental plan coverage requirements and transparency. 
 

October 9, 2023 |Advocacy, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

Dentists can use CDA’s new Practice Health Check to ensure accurate dental plan billing

Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Dental plan benefits are the focus in the fourth quarter of 2023. CDA members are invited to take the Q4 Practice Health Check evaluating one key question.

October 4, 2023 |Billing, Contracts and Fees, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles, Practice Management

CDA-sponsored bill signed into law, improves dental plan disclosures for dentists, patients

In a victory for California dentists and their patients, Gov. Newsom has signed CDA-sponsored legislation that will help dental offices communicate the details of dental plan coverage to their patients. Plans also will be required to disclose whether a patient’s plan is state or federally regulated.

August 3, 2023 |Advocacy, Billing, Contracts and Fees, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

Adding a new dentist or utilizing locum tenens? Here’s how to inform benefit plans and submit accurate claims

CDA’s experts answer members’ questions about adding a new dentist or utilizing locum tenens and the accompanying considerations for the dentist’s working relationship with dental benefit plans. 

July 25, 2023 |Billing, Contracts and Fees, Dental Benefit Plans, News Articles, Practice Management, Practice Transitions

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

Medi-Cal eligibility changes expected: Dentists encouraged to share materials with patients

The state of California is reviewing Medi-Cal eligibility. Dentists can share outreach materials with their Medi-Cal patients to help ensure they receive important information and updates about their coverage. 

April 26, 2023 |Dental Benefit Plans, Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, News Articles
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