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Affordable Care Act 10-year anniversary: Oral health wins and losses
March 27, 2020 -- March 23 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Dental public health expert Nadereh Pourat, PhD, spoke with about some of the oral health wins and losses from the biggest U.S. healthcare overhaul in 50 years.  Discuss
Dominion National to cover teledentistry benefits
March 27, 2020 -- Dental insurer and benefits administrator Dominion National is covering benefits for teledentistry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Poll: Half of seniors lack dental insurance, most support Medicare coverage
March 26, 2020 -- Almost all U.S. adults older than age 65 support adding dental benefits to Medicare, according to a survey from the University of Michigan. In addition, only half of the survey respondents said they had dental coverage.
How teledentistry can help during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
March 24, 2020 -- During these unsettling times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that we, as dental healthcare providers, provide the essential care necessary to our patients and communities through teledentistry, writes Dr. James Anderson.  Discuss
Delta Dental of Iowa launches relief programs
March 24, 2020 -- Delta Dental of Iowa and the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation have unveiled two relief programs aimed at assisting dentists and nonprofits in Iowa who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Incorrect insurance adjustments can kill practice profits
March 19, 2020 -- If preferred provider insurance adjustments seem high in your practice, it could be because your business staff is incorrectly posting the adjustments. That is a mistake that can severely affect your cash flow, writes Dr. James Anderson.
ADA, AAPD asks Medicare, Medicaid to cover more procedures
March 6, 2020 -- The ADA and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand procedures included in value-based insurance plans and continue automatic reenrollment.  Discuss
Blue Cross, Blue Shield debuts value-based plan in Mass.
February 27, 2020 -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts has partnered with 42 North Dental to expand its value-based payment model to dentistry.
Dentist agrees to pay $135K to settle patient rewards scheme
February 26, 2020 -- A dentist and his practice in Massachusetts have agreed to pay $135,000 to resolve allegations that they operated an illegal kickback scheme in which patients won prizes, like Apple TVs and gift cards, for more appointments and referrals and led to improper reimbursements from the state's Medicaid program.  Discuss
8 reasons to try email encryption, electronic claim solutions
February 19, 2020 -- You likely have a solid understanding of why it's beneficial to migrate away from manual, paper-based processes in your practice, but have you considered a safe way to implement your day-to-day communications? Christine Alfano of Vyne shares eight reasons why you should adopt encrypted email and electronic claims attachment services.  Discuss
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