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CDA files legal action against DDCA in 2023

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Legal action filed against Delta Dental of California challenges Delta Dental’s adjustments to Premier and PPO provider agreements that took effect Jan. 1, 2023. CDA alleges that the board of directors of Delta Dental, a nonprofit, tax-exempt company, violated its fiduciary duties by, among other things, failing to conduct appropriate analysis of the need for and impact of the contract changes to Delta Dental’s provider network and patients. CDA’s FAQ and other resources can assist members now and keep them updated on the next steps.

As posted by CDA on January 3, 2023:

On behalf of members, CDA has filed a legal action against Delta Dental of California in San Francisco Superior Court.  CDA will be sharing additional details with members about the legal action in the weeks to come.

The action challenges Delta Dental’s adjustments to Premier and PPO provider agreements effective Jan. 1, 2023, which include significant fee reductions for many providers, increased administrative burdens, and diminished value of benefit plans. CDA alleges that the board of directors of Delta Dental, a nonprofit, tax-exempt company, violated its fiduciary duties by, among other things, failing to conduct appropriate analysis of the need for and impact of the contract changes to Delta Dental’s provider network and patients. Anyone can read the filed complaint for details of the allegations.

“CDA is committed to supporting our members in their practices and ensuring the patients we serve can access dental care,” said CDA President John Blake, DDS. “As a dental benefit plan company, Delta Dental has a responsibility to be transparent about such significant changes that affect its provider networks and their patients. CDA believes that Delta Dental failed to adequately consider the basis for and impact of these changes and has failed to offer sufficient justification for these actions.”

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Members can stay connected with the next steps

More details about the litigation claims and process will be provided in the coming weeks. CDA members can stay up to date for additional developments in the CDA newsroom.

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