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Retroactive denial laws a priority for ADA advocacy

By |2021-07-24T21:23:48-04:00July 22nd, 2021|ada, insurance|

People don’t become dentists to spend their time navigating the insurance claims process. They do it to take care of people. Unfortunately, the reality of dealing with insurance carriers and their varying claims policies can create headaches not only for dentists and their front-office staff, but for patients as well.   Dr. Watson “It can

Dental Insurance Is the Next Industry That Badly Needs Reform

By |2021-07-13T18:14:39-04:00July 13th, 2021|insurance, insurance executives, News|

In the last decade, most debate and discussion on reforms related to healthcare have focused on Americans’ general health insurance plans and costs. And for good reason. And though our health system is convoluted and complicated, it gets even more complex when we examine what is happening with dental care. The intersection of hefty insurance

Is It Worth It for Seniors to Buy Dental Insurance?

By |2021-03-04T16:41:18-05:00March 4th, 2021|insurance, News, seniors|

Seniors are often faced with a difficult choice when it comes to their dental health. Original Medicare doesn't offer any coverage for routine dental care, and without employer subsidies, private dental insurance for seniors can be more pricey than expected. Here's how to figure out how to get the best value for your dental insurance

New series seeks to share guidance on how to relieve dental insurance headaches

By |2021-02-02T14:08:21-05:00February 2nd, 2021|insurance, News|

ADA News is launching a new series called Dental Insurance Hub to help dentists and their dental teams overcome dental insurance obstacles so they can focus on patient care. The series of articles, kicking off in March, will provide members ready-to-use dental insurance solutions and share advocacy that helps the profession hold dental insurance companies

The Health 202: Health insurers balk at last-minute deal in Congress on surprise medical bills

By |2020-12-14T08:18:35-05:00December 14th, 2020|insurance, insurance executives, Legislation, News|

Health insurers are furiously lobbying Congress to tweak a last-minute deal on protecting Americans from surprise medical bills — one that is viewed as favoring doctors over them. But they’re up against a ticking clock, heavy influence from private-equity-backed physician groups — and the reality that the pandemic boosted their profits even as medical providers

Use Your Dental Insurance Before Year’s End

By |2020-12-06T10:40:37-05:00December 6th, 2020|insurance, News|

The end of the year is full of activities. Family, school, and work obligations can keep you running constantly, without the time to consider other important things – such as whether you have used all of the health care and dental plan benefits covered by your insurance. Are insurance concerns not high on your holiday

3 Ways Having Dental Insurance Pays Off in the Long Term

By |2020-12-06T10:25:30-05:00December 6th, 2020|insurance, News|

If you’re deciding whether to invest in dental insurance for 2021, it’s important to realize how regular dental care can help preserve your health — dental and medical — years down the line. For people trying to achieve a healthy smile for as long as possible, dental insurance makes it easier to invest in the

How teledentistry will play into dental insurance benefits in 2021 and beyond

By |2020-11-18T17:01:33-05:00November 18th, 2020|Covid, insurance, Teledentistry, telemedicine|

With COVID-19, teledentistry skyrocketed into the dental headlines in 2020. Now, with dental patients preparing for open insurance enrollment, what benefit will they see in teledentistry and will it become even bigger in 2021? That's one of the biggest questions I wanted to ask Dr. Maria Kunstadter and Dr. Katina Spadoni as this year winds down. Kunstadter

Claim denials: Know your rights when filing an appeal

By |2020-10-30T17:56:18-04:00October 30th, 2020|insurance, News|

Quick Summary: It is very important that dentists and their teams know and understand their rights when appealing a claim denial and how the law can protect you and your patient. To minimize the frustration of dealing with a claim denial, it is important to understand how a lot of claims are processed today. By Cindy Hartwell,

Be Smart – don’t waste your dental insurance

By |2020-09-16T15:24:33-04:00September 15th, 2020|insurance|

In this era of uncertainty everyone needs to be careful about so many things. It’s always true  that regular dental visits save money in the long run. If you are fortunate enough to have dental benefits it’s imperative to use them to their fullest. Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true.