How to build a case for medical reimbursement claims: Part 1 June 13, 2019 -- Filing for reimbursement from medical insurers for dental procedures is a different process than filing for reimbursement from dental insurers. Dental practice consultant Christine Taxin explains how to build a case for medical reimbursement in the first of a two-part series. Discuss
Calif. dentist charged with 75 counts of billing fraud June 13, 2019 -- A California dentist has been charged with insurance fraud for submitting reimbursement claims to private insurance companies for dental work that allegedly was never performed. The dentist submitted claims for nearly $600,000 covering 623 root canals in 75 patients, according to state authorities.
CDC: Most older U.S. adults lack dental insurance May 30, 2019 -- Less than 30% of U.S. adults 65 years and older had dental insurance in 2017, according to a new data brief released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 29. The research looked at dental insurance status, economic status, and more. Discuss
Dental insurance is changing -- here's why that matters May 1, 2019 -- Dental benefits aren't as affordable as they used to be, according to new data presented in a webinar on April 25. In recent years, employers have begun shifting the cost of dental insurance and premiums to employees, making dental care increasingly unaffordable for working Americans. Discuss
Dental infections cost Texas $1.7B, 196 lives April 15, 2019 -- Hospital admissions charges because of nontraumatic dental infections cost Texas $1.7 billion over 10 years, according to a new analysis of inpatient hospital data. These infections also cost nearly 200 Texans their lives. Discuss
CDT code changes require practice flexibility: Part 2 April 2, 2019 -- In the second part of her series on updates to the Codes on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT codes), Christine Alfano of Vyne details some of the changes to codes that deal with preventive, periodontal, and other treatments. Discuss
CDT code changes require practice flexibility: Part 1 February 26, 2019 -- Navigating the changes in the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclatures (CDT codes) can be difficult for even the most organized dental practices. In the first of a two-part series, Christine Alfano of Vyne is here to help you stay on top of the changes. Discuss