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ACAP approves Skygen as preferred vendor
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) has recognized dental benefits management software as a service provider Skygen as a preferred vendor.
February 20, 2023
How to increase case acceptance among Medicare recipients
It's a new year, which means your patients may have new insurance benefits. With Medicare Advantage premiums declining, more of your patients with Medicare may have opted into this dental coverage. Jenn Stoll explains how to help them make the most of their benefits.
February 14, 2023
Airway Management's sleep apnea device gets Medicare billing code
Airway Management announced that Medicare can be billed for flexTap, its oral device that treats sleep apnea, using the E0486 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code.
February 12, 2023
About half of older U.S. adults lack dental insurance
About half of all older U.S. adults lack dental insurance, according to research published on February 7 in
. Furthermore, in 2018, nearly half of older adults received no dental care, the study found.
February 9, 2023
OraPharma to pay $100K to settle false Medicare claim case
Oral health product firm OraPharma has agreed to pay $100,000 to resolve claims that incentive compensation it paid to account managers, who were also dental hygienists, resulted in the submission of false claims to Medicare, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
February 8, 2023
What dentists can expect to face in the next 6 months
Looking ahead at the next six months, dentists expect staffing to be one of their top challenges followed by inflation, expenses, and insurance issues, which were the same problems cited the previous year, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute.
February 6, 2023
Dental hygienist responsibilities in coding dental claims
While most dental hygienists cannot legally diagnose dental disease, they still have a legal responsibility to properly code what they do. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares tips for coding common dental hygiene treatments.
January 31, 2023
Week in Review: Court rules on dental therapists and Medicaid | Dental debate over Question 2 | New fronts in the fight against gum disease
January 27, 2023
Mass. dentist cops to embezzling $1.2M
A dentist and bookkeeper at a dental practice pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud for his role in embezzling $1.2 million from his employer and defrauding a U.S. relief fund, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
January 26, 2023
Dencap Dental Plans buys Golden State Dental
Michigan-based dental insurance plan provider Dencap Dental Plans purchased Golden State Dental for an undisclosed price.
January 26, 2023
Debate to Better Dentistry: MLRs for dental plans
In this series hosted by Dr. Michael W. Davis, two prominent leaders in the dental profession answer the same questions about a hotly contested topic in the dental profession. Today's debate is on medical loss ratios (MLRs) with Michael Adelberg and Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah.
January 23, 2023
U.S. court rules dental therapists can receive Medicaid payments
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that dental health aide therapists in tribal communities in Washington can receive reimbursements from Medicaid, reversing a last-minute decision by the Trump administration.
January 22, 2023
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