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
MetLife again tops list of large-group dental carriers November 14, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com brings you an updated list of the top five large-group dental carriers in the U.S. While it is no surprise that MetLife is the first company on the list, four of the five companies saw their total dental premiums drop from 2017 to 2018. Discuss
Bupivacaine liposome gets 2019 CDT code November 12, 2018 -- The ADA has created a new Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) for Exparel, a bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension from Pacira Pharmaceuticals.
3 states vote to expand Medicaid November 9, 2018 -- Voters in three U.S. states elected to expand Medicaid benefits in the midterm election on November 6. The expansion will provide healthcare coverage to thousands of more people in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah, but only beneficiaries in some states will gain access to dental benefits. Discuss
DSOs settle Indiana lawsuit for $5.1M November 5, 2018 -- Dental support organizations (DSO) ImmediaDent and Samson Dental Partners have agreed to pay $5.1 million to settle a legal case with fraud allegations, according to a November 5 report. Discuss
Kevin Henry: South African dentists face crossroads October 19, 2018 -- Dental journalist Kevin Henry spoke at the 2018 Dental and Oral Health Congress and Exhibition of the South African Dental Association. In the first part of an exclusive series for DrBicuspid.com, he details the differences in dental practices between South Africa and the U.S. This column focuses on practice economics and technologies. Discuss
Burst offers discounted insurance to 'ambassadors' October 19, 2018 -- Subscription electric toothbrush company Burst Oral Care will provide discounted healthcare benefits to Burst Ambassadors, dentists and hygienists who receive a commission every time a patient buys a Burst electric toothbrush or toothbrush head with their referral. Discuss