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Dental Practice Made Simple: Proper coding
November 24, 2021 -- Dr. Roger P. Levin recently got a call from a client who was concerned he was being underpaid based on the codes he was using for dental insurance claims. Levin passes along the advice he gave the dentist in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
Renaissance Life & Health acquires Utah dental/vision insurance carrier
November 12, 2021 -- Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America has acquired Bountiful, UT-based dental and vision insurance company Dentist Direct and its Direct Access affiliate. Read More
Zentist launches AI-powered pilot program
November 10, 2021 -- Automated dental insurance claims processing platform Zentist has launched a financial prefunding pilot program using artificial intelligence (AI). Read More
Do's and don'ts for insurance
November 8, 2021 -- Practices should review patient insurance participation each year. The doctor and financial coordinator should be aware of important data such as what percentage of total practice collections is generated by insurance, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Help your patients manage annual maximum coverage caps
November 5, 2021 -- Consumers with limited dental insurance experience may not realize they're usually responsible for a portion of the costs when it comes to basic or restorative care. With the end of the year coming up, now is the perfect time to help patients manage their annual caps, writes Jenn Stoll. Read More
J.D. Power gives UnitedHealthcare top marks for customer satisfaction
November 3, 2021 -- UnitedHealthcare Dental was rated highest in customer satisfaction for dental plans in the U.S., according to a report released on November 2 by J.D. Power. The report was based on survey responses from more than 1,203 dental plan members. Read More
CNBC video highlights cost of dental care
November 2, 2021 -- A video posted recently by CNBC delves into the cost of dental care and examines the value of dental insurance. Read More
Biden cuts dental benefits from proposed Medicare budget for 2022
October 28, 2021 -- Medicare will not pay for dental benefits under a new proposed $1.75 trillion U.S. spending plan released on October 28 by the Biden administration, according to news reports. This leaves an estimated 20 million Medicare recipients without dental coverage. Read More
Why you should submit claims within 1 business day
October 28, 2021 -- Waiting too long to submit a claim can result in reduced cash flow, dissatisfied patients, and incorrect reports. That's why offices should aim to submit claims within one business day, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. He offers four tips to help practices submit timely claims. Read More
Dentist to pay $100K to settle U.S. military health fraud claim
October 25, 2021 -- A dentist in South Korea who treats U.S. military service members and their families has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a case in which the dentist allegedly fraudulently billed a government healthcare program for services never performed. Read More
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