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More than 6M likely without dental coverage due to COVID-19
September 18, 2020 -- About half of those who lost dental insurance when they became unemployed due to COVID-19 are expected to remain uninsured. Higher rates can be expected in states that didn't expand Medicaid, according to a study published on August 28 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
Why big trouble may be on the horizon for Medicaid patients
September 8, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to about one-fifth of Medicaid providers in private practice disenrolling from the U.S. program that serves patients with limited income by the end of 2020, according to new data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Preparing for flu season (and a potential 2nd wave) in your practice
September 2, 2020 -- With flu season on the horizon and the threat of COVID-19 still looming large, Laurie Owens offers advice on how dental practices can prepare for all scenarios. She also includes advice on medical reimbursement that can help dental practices provide assistance in a more cost-effective way.  Discuss
Delta Dental awards $11M in nonprofit grants
August 31, 2020 -- The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded $11 million in grants to more than 250 organizations to help them continue to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delta Dental awards $40K to Del. nonprofits
August 27, 2020 -- The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has bestowed $40,000 in grants to three nonprofits in the state of Delaware to help them offer COVID-19 relief to their communities.
ADA urges dental benefit administrators to better communicate with practices
August 26, 2020 -- The ADA has sent letters to dental benefit administrators urging them to address deficiencies in the system for eligibility and benefits verification.
Guardian Life relaxes twice-a-year dental cleaning policy
August 20, 2020 -- With many patients still anxious about visiting the dentist since the novel coronavirus outbreak, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has revised its policy for covering dental hygiene to encourage more patients to come in for treatment.  Discuss
5 tips to get your medical insurance claims paid faster
August 19, 2020 -- Are you billing medical insurance in your practice? Are you doing it correctly? If you're unsure about either, this is the article for you. Laurie Owens gives tips and needed advice about the proper way to bill medical insurance and give a boost to your patients and your practice's bottom line.  Discuss
CDA names eAssist as an endorsed dental billing service
August 19, 2020 -- eAssist Dental Solutions has been named a California Dental Association (CDA) endorsed dental plan billing service.
NY governor tells insurers they should seek PPE refunds from providers
August 7, 2020 -- Dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan details recent guidance released from the state of New York's Department of Financial Services. The department has received numerous complaints regarding dental practices charging for personal protective equipment (PPE).  Discuss
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