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Second Opinion: Dentistry is essential -- only when it wants to be
With personal protective equipment and vaccines on the line, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted dentistry to tout the importance of oral health. But why hasn't the profession always been this vocal? Dr. Caroline Zeller asks the hard questions in this riveting opinion piece.
August 1, 2021
Dental visits lag for publicly insured patients
By August 2020, privately insured patients were visiting the dentist at about the same rate as before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
. But dental utilization still lagged by 7.5% for patients with public insurance.
July 28, 2021
Ignorance isn't bliss: No-show fees for Medicaid patients
Lawsuits have been filed against alleged violators related to unlawful billing of Medicaid beneficiaries for missed appointments. But ignorance of the statutes is not a valid excuse for violation, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis in this look at Medicaid billing regulations.
July 8, 2021
Why big trouble may be on the horizon for Medicaid patients
The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to about one-fifth of Medicaid providers in private practice disenrolling from the U.S. program that serves patients with limited income by the end of 2020, according to new data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.
September 7, 2020
HHS extends application deadline for Medicaid providers and plans
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.
August 6, 2020
Skygen announces new dental mobile app
Software provider Skygen USA has announced a mobile application for dental insurers and managed care organizations.
June 9, 2020
Affordable Care Act 10-year anniversary: Oral health wins and losses
March 23 marked the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Dental public health expert Nadereh Pourat, PhD, spoke with
about some of the oral health wins and losses from the biggest U.S. healthcare overhaul in 50 years.
March 26, 2020
ADA, AAPD asks Medicare, Medicaid to cover more procedures
The ADA and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand procedures included in value-based insurance plans and continue automatic reenrollment.
March 5, 2020
Non-U.S. dental care chosen for lower costs
One-fifth of people enrolled in a health insurance plan are willing to travel outside of the U.S. for care, with 60% of them already having done so for dental treatment, according to a survey by eHealth.
January 28, 2020
DentaQuest renews contract for dental services in Texas
Texas Health and Human Services has awarded DentaQuest a contract to continue providing dental care services to enrollees of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program in the state.
January 27, 2020
48 million U.S. adults skip needed dental care
About 1 in 5 working-age adults in the U.S. skip needed dental care each year, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute. This amounts to nearly 48 million adults who delay or forgo dental care, often for financial reasons.
October 29, 2019
More than 70% of U.S. adults support dental therapists
More than 70% of U.S. adults support the idea of dental therapists, according to new survey data from Pew Charitable Trusts and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The findings demonstrate adults with private and public insurance appear open to new healthcare models.
July 1, 2019
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