Dental Plan Reform

CDA will appeal decision in lawsuit against Delta Dental

Dear members and colleagues: The lack of accountability and transparency from dental plans is painful for dentists, our practices and…

June 18, 2024 |Delta Dental, Dental Plan Reform, News Articles

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

CDA-sponsored bill protects California dentists from predatory virtual credit cards

CDA this week made the next move in its broad-reaching, long-term campaign for dental benefit plan reform with the introduction…

February 20, 2024 |Advocacy, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, 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

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

Measure to secure permanent new Medi-Cal funding qualifies for November ballot

A coalition of health care organizations including CDA has filed a ballot measure for the November 2024 election to protect and expand funding for California’s Medi-Cal program, improving access to care for generations to come.

September 14, 2023 |Advocacy, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, News Articles

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

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-sponsored bills seek more protections, increased oversight of dental insurance

Two CDA-sponsored bills introduced this month, including one authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood, DDS, continue CDA’s legislative efforts to hold dental insurance plans accountable and move toward more meaningful dental coverage.

February 23, 2023 |Advocacy, 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
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