Dental practices registered as Professional Corporations (PC) no longer need to renew their Certificate of Registration with the Professional Licensing Agency. If your dental practice is set up as a Professional Corporation (PC), you may be familiar with the biennial process of renewing your Certificate of Registration through the Professional Licensing Agency (PLA). Several weeks […]
by Drs. Jason Flannagan and Megan Keck, Council on Dental Benefit Programs 2017 was an active year in the dental insurance world and we saw a lot of changes. Shared Network Agreements Connection Dental and Cigna ended their shared network agreement. The Cigna networks can no longer be accessed with a contract with Connection. […]
Effective January 1, 2018, Anthem may hold subscribers responsible for charges if they use the ER for non-emergency care In a letter to policyholders, Anthem stated, “As part of Anthem’s ongoing efforts to slow the effects of rising health care, effective January 1, 2018, non-emergency services may not be covered when treated in an emergency […]
It is highly suggested that all dental practices audit their HIPAA compliance each year, and there are many tools that you and your staff can use to perform your own internal audit. IDA does not currently endorse any HIPAA compliance providers. A service provider erroneously using the IDA name should raise a red flag.