HHS extends application deadline for Medicaid providers and plans August 7, 2020 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended its application deadline for the phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children's Health Insurance Program, and dental providers in response to financial trouble stemming from COVID-19.
Vyne undergoes dental business rebrand August 4, 2020 -- Security health information firm Vyne said it has rebranded its dental business as Vyne Dental to reflect its evolution into a complete provider of revenue cycle management software.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. offers teledentistry access July 29, 2020 -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts said that it's offering three new programs to help support the oral healthcare needs of its members, as Massachusetts dental practices begin reopening after the temporary closure for nonemergency services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Second Opinion: Less insurance dependence is key to success July 16, 2020 -- Chelsea Acosta Patel believes many dentists were rethinking their strategy prior to the pandemic, and now many have decided to take action. She explains why this is the time to implement a strategy to attract more uninsured patients to lower your dependence on insurance and help make your practice run more efficiently and be more profitable. Discuss
Q&A on dental insurance trends for the remainder of 2020 July 10, 2020 -- Shelley Grandidge sells all types of insurance to individuals, including dental insurance. In a Q&A, we asked her about what she saw with insurance during the height of dentistry's closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic and her forecast for dental insurance needs for the rest of the year. Discuss
How 2 new La. bills could affect your practice July 2, 2020 -- Two bills were recently passed in Louisiana that dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan calls a "huge victory." Could these two bills pave the way for legislation in your state that could benefit your practice's bottom line? Duncan explains their significance and potential impact. Discuss
Anthem members can ask Alexa for dental plan help June 25, 2020 -- Dental and medical plan members of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield can now ask Alexa for help in ordering prescription refills and scheduling appointments through a new Anthem Skill.