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TDIC to merge 2 insurers
September 18, 2018 -- The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) announced that it plans to merge with two of its previously acquired insurance companies, pending regulatory approval.  Discuss
Superior Dental Care adds new insurance plan
September 18, 2018 -- Superior Dental Care has added a new dental plan with a multiyear rate guarantee.
Should dental insurance have mandated medical loss ratios?
September 11, 2018 -- The Affordable Care Act requires that health plans spend a certain amount of premium dollars on medical care and quality improvement, but this hasn't been mandated for most dental plans. A new study looked at such medical loss ratios for dental insurance and found that many consumers may not be receiving a good value.  Discuss
Delta Dental of Wash. hires Amazon exec as CEO
September 11, 2018 -- Delta Dental of Washington has named Mark Mitchke as its new CEO.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: Can medical billing improve your practice's revenue?
September 7, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - What you don't know about medical billing may be costing your practice tens of thousands of dollars in revenue, according to Dr. Olya Zahrebelny. She detailed what practices are missing and how they can begin to capture this revenue in a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting on September 7.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for helping patients understand dental insurance
September 4, 2018 -- Dental insurance coverage is a source of anxiety for many people. Anything you can do to alleviate that anxiety is a win for the patient and the practice, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. When you solve a problem for patients, they remember it and will often tell their friends about the exceptional service they received at your practice.  Discuss
Record number of kids participate in Medicaid/CHIP
August 13, 2018 -- A record number of eligible children are participating in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to new data from Health Affairs. As of 2016, nearly 94% of eligible children were enrolled in the programs.  Discuss
Cost, urgency drive older African-American patients' care decisions
August 1, 2018 -- Cost and perceived urgency of treatment are the two primary reasons older African-American patients decide to seek, or not seek, dental care, according to new research presented at the 2018 International Association of Dental Research (IADR) meeting in London.  Discuss
ADHA, advocacy groups call for Medicare dental benefits
July 30, 2018 -- Multiple oral health advocacy organizations and the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) are calling for the U.S. government to add dental benefits to Medicare. The latest movement started after Oral Health America published a white paper in support of the concept.  Discuss
Ky. reinstates Medicaid dental benefits for 460K residents
July 23, 2018 -- The administration of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is reinstating Medicaid dental and vision coverage for up to 460,000 residents of that state, according to multiple published reports.
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