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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.
Delta Dental of Calif. once again named a top Bay Area corporate philanthropist
August 7, 2020 -- The San Francisco Business Times has named Delta Dental of California as No. 25 of the top 100 corporate philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company said. This is the third consecutive year that Delta Dental of California has made the list.
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.
Delta Dental of Calif. announces additional $100M in COVID-19-related funding
July 23, 2020 -- Delta Dental of California has added an additional $100 million in loan funding for dentists affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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
Delta Dental of Calif. announces additional financial aid
July 2, 2020 -- Delta Dental of California has announced increased reimbursement to help dental providers cover the cost of personal protective equipment and other expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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