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Dental orgs urge CMS to establish specific coding for dental surgeries
September 24, 2021 -- The ADA, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are urging the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish specific coding for dental outpatient surgeries performed at hospitals or surgical centers. Read More
Second Opinion: This is what the public thinks of us
September 23, 2021 -- The public's perception of greedy dentists is on full display as Congress determines whether to earmark money for Medicare dental benefits. In this Second Opinion piece, Dr. Teresa Yang argues that dentists and the ADA have a responsibility to show the selfless side of dentistry. Read More
Insurer encourages adding dental benefits to Medicare Advantage programs
September 23, 2021 -- Health plans should include dental benefits in their Medicare Advantage programs to help beneficiaries stay healthier and save money, according to a recent report by dental and vision insurer Dominion National. Read More
AIDPH to host value-based oral health webinar
September 20, 2021 -- The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) is hosting a webinar on October 5 about translational science and academic approaches to value-based oral health. Read More
GSA to host online presentation on oral health
September 17, 2021 -- The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is inviting members and nonmembers to an online presentation on oral health. Read More
vVardis partners with CareQuest on drill-free tech
September 17, 2021 -- vVardis is partnering with CareQuest Innovation Partners to develop drill-free technologies to eradicate tooth decay, the company announced. Read More
Are too many write-offs hurting your financial health?
September 16, 2021 -- Are you repeatedly signing refund checks to patients? You may be passing off money that actually belongs to the practice, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. He details common errors and how to tally up contracted fees accurately. Read More
New app launched to help manage dental care payments
September 16, 2021 -- An alternative to dental insurance called PayDent has launched, with its developers promising that the model can offer benefits for both patients and dental care providers. Read More
Medicare dental benefits are inevitable: A response
September 15, 2021 -- In a recent article, Dr. Marc Cooper painted his vision for why Medicare dental benefits are inevitable. In this response, Dr. Fred S. Ferguson continues the conversation, arguing that a value-based system can benefit patients, payers, and dentistry, too. Read More
ADA urges dentists to oppose dental in Medicare Part B
September 10, 2021 -- The ADA is encouraging dentists to contact U.S. lawmakers and voice their opposition to adding a dental benefit to Medicare Part B, according to an alert from the ADA's Legislative Action Center. The proposal to add oral healthcare to Medicare is part of the congressional budget bill currently being considered. Read More
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