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Save on 2019 CDT

Another year and another Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) update. The CDT 2019 is the dental office reference manual that the American Dental Association publishes on an annual basis. This manual contains all the CDT codes which are the national terminology for reporting dental services on claims submitted to insurance companies. For 2019,… Continue Reading Save on 2019 CDT

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CMS changes for dentists who make oral appliances for Medicare beneficiaries

Just when we think things have leveled off, another change to a Medicare requirement has come forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in regards to dentists who are enrolled for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) services. Back in 2009, CMS published a final rule that required certain DMEPOS… Continue Reading CMS changes for dentists who make oral appliances for Medicare beneficiaries

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WDA Association Health Plan

The WDA Association Health Plan, underwritten by WPS Health Insurance, is exclusive to Wisconsin Dental Association members only. The WDA Association Health Plan allows practices to be underwritten outside of “community rating.” This means there will be health underwriting and your group will be rated accordingly (unlike Affordable Care Act plans which do not take… Continue Reading WDA Association Health Plan

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New CDT 2019 kit helps staff save time, code accurately

The American Dental Association’s new CDT 2019 and companion kit code check app reduces the time you spend on coding so you can spend more time with patients. Correct coding provides the needed clarity to auto-adjudicate claims, speeds claim processing, lessens the need for additional information requests and reduces claim rejections. This coding kit includes: CDT… Continue Reading New CDT 2019 kit helps staff save time, code accurately

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Trust me on this one…

Recent proposed Delta Dental reimbursement changes and Wisconsin Dental Association members calling for our leadership “to do something” have again brought up the need to remind our members of our obligations regarding antitrust laws. Antitrust issues are complicated and there are advocates in Congress who are currently trying to amend laws affecting state dental associations… Continue Reading Trust me on this one…

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New rule changes disability claim processing requirements

Effective for disability benefit claims filed after April 1, 2018, a new rule from the U.S. Department of Labor requires Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974-covered employee benefit plans offering disability benefits to provide additional procedural protections to claimants. The new rule ensures that protections for disability claimants parallel protections under the Affordable Care Act that already… Continue Reading New rule changes disability claim processing requirements

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