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Blue Cross, Blue Shield debuts value-based plan in Mass.
February 27, 2020 -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts has partnered with 42 North Dental to expand its value-based payment model to dentistry.
Dentist agrees to pay $135K to settle patient rewards scheme
February 26, 2020 -- A dentist and his practice in Massachusetts have agreed to pay $135,000 to resolve allegations that they operated an illegal kickback scheme in which patients won prizes, like Apple TVs and gift cards, for more appointments and referrals and led to improper reimbursements from the state's Medicaid program.  Discuss
8 reasons to try email encryption, electronic claim solutions
February 19, 2020 -- You likely have a solid understanding of why it's beneficial to migrate away from manual, paper-based processes in your practice, but have you considered a safe way to implement your day-to-day communications? Christine Alfano of Vyne shares eight reasons why you should adopt encrypted email and electronic claims attachment services.  Discuss
Quebec dentists withdraw from public dental plan
February 18, 2020 -- The Association of Dental Surgeons of Québec in Canada said it's withdrawing from the public dental plan as of February 18 over an impasse in negotiations with the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
Understanding the 3 most important terms in dental claims filing
February 4, 2020 -- No one wants to receive a returned claim in which the services provided were "disallowed" by the insurance company. It is vitally important to understand the claim language to understand the steps to follow to appeal the payment decision, notes Dr. James Anderson. He explains what you need to know to correctly file an insurance claim.  Discuss
Non-U.S. dental care chosen for lower costs
January 29, 2020 -- 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.
DentaQuest renews contract for dental services in Texas
January 28, 2020 -- 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.
Dental office settles to resolve claims of patient overbilling
January 27, 2020 -- A dental practice in Maryland has agreed to waive outstanding charges for services it provided during a two-year period and to pay $48,000 to resolve allegations that the office overbilled patients, according to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for dental insurance: Make dental insurance work for you
January 6, 2020 -- Many of the larger dental insurance plans have so many customers that they can dictate reimbursements to dental practices with little to no pushback. This can be frustrating, but dental insurance is an integral part of how your practice delivers care, and practices must adopt new strategies and techniques to remain successful, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
3 U.S. health-related taxes repealed
December 23, 2019 -- The U.S. Congress passed a $1.4 trillion spending package on December 17 that repealed three taxes, including one on medical devices imposed under the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump signed the measure into law on December 20.
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