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Aug 6 2012
Christopher A. Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services       Over the past year the Ohio Dental Association has received a very small but increasing number of reports from ODA member dentists concerning letters they have received from insurance companies relative to utilization review related issues. Both contracting ... [continue reading]
Jun 7 2012
Christopher A. Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services        Dental insurance and other forms of third party payment are both a boon and a bane for most dentists.      On the good side, dental insurance provides a powerful incentive for individuals to obtain dental care. People (and their ... [continue reading]
May 14 2012
Christopher A. Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services          In the March issue of the ODA Today, this column reported on a controversial payment method that some third party administrators (TPAs) had begun using as a means of reimbursing dentists who have provided care to patients covered by ... [continue reading]
Apr 2 2012
Christopher A. Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services The newest version of the American Dental Association’s Current Dental Terminology (CDT) will take effect on January 1, 2013. It will be the culmination of much work at the ADA and particularly the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs (CDBP) and its newly formed Code Advisory ... [continue reading]
Mar 1 2012
Christopher A. Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services      Two more third party administrators (TPAs) have begun using a controversial payment method as a means of reimbursing dentists who have provided care to patients covered by self-funded/self-insured benefit plans that utilize the TPAs’ administrative ... [continue reading]
Feb 7 2012
For over a decade Ohio has had a law that provides protections for consumers whose health insurance claims have been denied or reduced in coverage. The law, the Patient Protection Act of 1999, grants consumers the right to request an appeal of their insurer’s decision and provides them with “the opportunity to request an independent, external ... [continue reading]
Jan 9 2012
Christopher A. Moore, MA ODA Director of Dental Services The Ohio Dental Association is again receiving phone calls from member dentists concerning how a large, out-of-state insurance carrier explains its subscribers' financial liability for care provided by non-contracting Ohio dentists. The insurance company lists on the explanation of ... [continue reading]
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