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DentaQuest tops J.D. Power's dental insurance survey
November 10, 2017 -- DentaQuest has again topped J.D. Power's annual consumer survey of dental insurers.  Discuss
Record dental care coverage, dentist visits for U.S. kids
November 9, 2017 -- More children than ever before are visiting the dentist, and that could be because 90% of children in the U.S. have dental benefit coverage. These record statistics are just the latest in a long trend that show federal dental health policy may be having a real impact.  Discuss
U.S. House passes CHIP funding
November 3, 2017 -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to reauthorize funding of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Discuss
New U.S. bill would remove Medicare prescription rule
November 2, 2017 -- A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 31 would remove the mandate for dentists to become a Medicare provider for their patient's prescriptions to be reimbursed by Medicare Part D. This bill would theoretically allow older Americans a wider range of dentists to choose from.  Discuss
ADA launches new credentialing service
October 10, 2017 -- The ADA and the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) have launched a new credentialing service for all U.S. dentists.  Discuss
CHIP funding in question as deadline passes without vote
October 2, 2017 -- The September 30 deadline for the renewal of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has passed with no action taken by U.S. legislators.
Another bill to repeal, replace Obamacare has failed
September 27, 2017 -- The latest attempt to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, will not be put to a vote, U.S. Senate Republicans said on September 26. The Graham-Cassidy bill would have changed the way state Medicaid programs are funded, which could have affected recent advances made in improving pediatric dental utilization.  Discuss
Survey: How many U.S. companies offer dental benefits?
September 26, 2017 -- Have you ever wondered what percentage of U.S. companies actually offer dental insurance benefits to their employees, who are your patients? Does the data support the belief that most U.S. companies do offer these benefits? A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation asked what percentage of U.S. companies offer separate dental benefits and what percentage of the cost do these companies cover.  Discuss
What dentists need to know about Graham-Cassidy
September 22, 2017 -- Experts have criticized the latest Republican U.S. healthcare bill, which would change the way state Medicaid programs are funded. The ADA cautioned that some of the provisions in the Graham-Cassidy bill could reverse recent advances made in improving pediatric dental utilization.  Discuss
Wash. fines dental insurer $300K
September 21, 2017 -- The Washington state insurance commissioner has fined a dental insurer $300,000 for provider contract and customer service issues.  Discuss
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