Dental Insurance

August 02, 2016By Michelle ManchirCleaning between teeth with floss and the use of other tools such as interdental brushes is an important oral hygiene practice and, along with professional cleanings and tooth brushing, has been shown to disrupt and remove plaque, the U.S. Department of...

ADA to debut provider credentialing siteBy DrBicuspid StaffJune 8, 2016 -- A free, centralized dental provider credentialing database and website will be launched later this summer, the ADA and Wonderbox Technologies announced.As opposed to the current system of each office entering their information for each...

June 30, 2016By Kelly SoderlundThe ADA took its dispute with Delta Dental a step further in June when the Association's executive director and president sent the third-party payers CEO a letter expressing their "serious concerns and extreme disappointment" over its disallow policy.Drs. Carol Gomez...

The ACA covers children’s dental needs up to the age of 19 and there are three types of pediatric dental coverage arrangements that affect reimbursement levels.Embedded pediatric dental benefits are included (embedded) in the medical policy.  Check the dental coverage provisions because they may be...

Updated Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Policy forFEDVIP Members  (now being enforced regularly--2016)Effective January 1, 2012, general dentists and non-periodontal specialists must submit diagnostic materials for all periodontal scaling and root planing (PSRP) claims (D4341 and D4342) for FEDVIP members, regardless of thepatient’s age.The updated...

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