Dental insurance is changing -- here's why that matters May 1, 2019 -- Dental benefits aren't as affordable as they used to be, according to new data presented in a webinar on April 25. In recent years, employers have begun shifting the cost of dental insurance and premiums to employees, making dental care increasingly unaffordable for working Americans. Discuss
Dental infections cost Texas $1.7B, 196 lives April 15, 2019 -- Hospital admissions charges because of nontraumatic dental infections cost Texas $1.7 billion over 10 years, according to a new analysis of inpatient hospital data. These infections also cost nearly 200 Texans their lives. Discuss
CDT code changes require practice flexibility: Part 2 April 2, 2019 -- In the second part of her series on updates to the Codes on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT codes), Christine Alfano of Vyne details some of the changes to codes that deal with preventive, periodontal, and other treatments. Discuss
CDT code changes require practice flexibility: Part 1 February 26, 2019 -- Navigating the changes in the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclatures (CDT codes) can be difficult for even the most organized dental practices. In the first of a two-part series, Christine Alfano of Vyne is here to help you stay on top of the changes. Discuss
U.S. dental spending projected to reach $203B by 2027 February 21, 2019 -- Annual U.S. spending on dental care is projected to reach more than $203 billion by 2027, according to a February 20 report in Health Affairs. While dental care spending will increase by more than $60 billion by that point, the annual growth rate for dental spending will lag overall growth in healthcare expenditures in the country. Discuss
Guardian to provide $400K for dental care in 4 states February 13, 2019 -- Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has granted $400,000 to Dental Lifeline Network to provide oral healthcare for in-need residents of Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Survey: Most U.S. dentists support adding dental to Medicare November 21, 2018 -- A majority of respondents to a survey of 20,000 U.S. dentists support adding dental coverage to Medicare, according to research from the ADA's Health Policy Institute and Oral Health America. The survey findings were presented at the recent American Public Health Association annual meeting. Discuss
Coding case study: Midyear changes can impact your reimbursement November 19, 2018 -- If your practice accepts insurance, you've probably been faced with a situation in which the provider implements contractual changes. And sometimes, despite everyone's best efforts, you find yourself unprepared for the effect of this change to your reimbursement projections. Dental benefits analyst Cindy Hartwell with the California Dental Association's CDA Practice Support illustrates a case study of one such occurrence. Discuss