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Dental office settles to resolve claims of patient overbilling
January 27, 2020 -- A dental practice in Maryland has agreed to waive outstanding charges for services it provided during a two-year period and to pay $48,000 to resolve allegations that the office overbilled patients, according to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. Read More
Do's and don'ts for dental insurance: Make dental insurance work for you
January 6, 2020 -- Many of the larger dental insurance plans have so many customers that they can dictate reimbursements to dental practices with little to no pushback. This can be frustrating, but dental insurance is an integral part of how your practice delivers care, and practices must adopt new strategies and techniques to remain successful, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
3 U.S. health-related taxes repealed
December 23, 2019 -- The U.S. Congress passed a $1.4 trillion spending package on December 17 that repealed three taxes, including one on medical devices imposed under the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump signed the measure into law on December 20. Read More
VA asks Congress for better veterans' dental care
December 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has campaigned Congress to improve access to dental care for veterans. Read More
Dentist ordered to pay $1.7M for Medicaid fraud
December 17, 2019 -- A dentist in Connecticut was ordered to pay $1.7 million for engaging in a long-term, extensive scheme of creating fake patient records for dental work he never completed to defraud the state's Medicaid program. Read More
Another dentist sues Delta Dental, following ADA's lead
December 17, 2019 -- A dentist in Mississippi has filed a class-action suit against Delta Dental plans and the Delta Dental Plans Association, accusing the largest dental insurer in the U.S. of fixing prices and conspiring to reduce the amounts paid to clinicians. Read More
Bento adds HubSpot to customer list
December 11, 2019 -- Technology company Bento announced that marketing and sales technology firm HubSpot will be using its app-based platform to provide the firm's U.S. employees with dental benefits. Read More
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