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  • Core buildups and third-party payer scrutiny

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    7/6/2017
    ODA Today

    The Ohio Dental Association continues to receive calls from Ohio dentists who are the subject of some form of elevated third-party payer scrutiny.

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  • How to handle insurance claims when the treating dentist is not the billing entity

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    6/8/2017
    ODA Today

    "How should a claim be billed when the treating dentist is not the entity that's supposed to receive payment for the service?" The Ohio Dental Association receives that question with some degree of regularity throughout the year.

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  • MetLife EFT payment saga continues

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    5/3/2017
    ODA Today

    MetLife is continuing to cause angst and frustration for dentists across the state by persisting in sending notices.

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  • CDA-Delta Dental of California lawsuit impact in Ohio

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    4/11/2017
    ODA Today

    After three and a half years of litigation, the California Dental Association has come to a successful resolution of its legal action against Delta Dental of California.

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  • Change in PPO practices illustrates need to utilize Contract Analysis Service

    by ODA Staff
    3/7/2017
    ODA Today

    Over two and a half years ago a major Ohio dental insurer changed its reimbursement rate and participation obligations for newly contracted dentists.

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  • New ADA credentialing service

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    2/8/2017
    ODA Today

    Last September the American Dental Association announced its development of a new, free service to help dentists provide credentialing information to third parties.

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  • Delta Dental and the Medicare prescription drug rule

    by ODA Staff
    2/2/2017
    ODA Today

    View a chart summarizing how a dentist's actions with respect to Medicare will impact his/her covered patients' prescription drug and dental benefit coverage.

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  • Expedited payment agreements

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    1/12/2017
    ODA Today

    An expedited payment arrangement typically involves a third party that has some type of contractual agreement with an insurance company.

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  • End of the year dental benefits updates and reminders

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    12/12/2016
    ODA Today

    It may be helpful for Ohio dentists to review some of the major dental benefits issues that confronted the profession during 2016 in order to prepare for the coming year.

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  • MetLife payment methods questioned

    by Christopher Moore, MA - ODA Director of Dental Services
    11/9/2016
    ODA Today

    The Ohio Dental Association has expressed its concerns to MetLife Dental regarding its decision to require dentists to enroll in electronic funds transfer (EFT) and utilize EFT as the only payment method for provider reimbursement.

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The views expressed in the monthly columns of the “ODA Today” are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the view of the Ohio Dental Association (ODA). The columns are intended to offer opinions, information and general guidance and should not be construed as legal advice or as an endorsement by the ODA. Dentists should always seek the advice of their own legal counsel regarding specific circumstances.