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Miscellaneous, general information, announcements

“Caleb’s Law” takes effect in California

For California dentists: Q Review, Summer 2017
California AB 2235 (also known as “Caleb’s Law”), took effect January 1, 2017. Follow-up bill, AB 224, redefines general anesthesia, defines deep sedation, and includes additional requirements for any dental procedure involving general anesthesia or deep sedation.

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Leaner and greener from a dentist’s perspective

See how going green saves money
Our recent webinar (now a video), “Going Green & Saving Green”, features an outstanding example of an eco-friendly office and how it got that way. Plus, you’ll get realistic and simple steps you can take to start “greening up” your practice and saving money, too.

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Dental coverage – surviving in health care exchanges

We’re working to keep patients coming to you
We’re staying involved with what’s happening Washington, D.C. concerning health care and working to preserve the gains in coverage achieved in exchanges (even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed and replaced with something else). We support letting states keep what’s working for them and oppose taxing benefits.

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$4 million awarded to dental clinics in 2016

Assistance helps increase access to care
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awarded nearly $4 million in 2016 to regional clinics, helping more people in underrepresented communities gain access to dental treatment and education. Since its launch in 2011, the Foundation has given more than $14 million in grants to nonprofit clinics and health care programs.

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A million reasons to opt in to Medicare

Keep your Medicare Advantage patients coming to you
A million people nationwide have a Medicare Advantage plan through Delta Dental. Answers to dentists’ questions about Medicare enrollment and more information are available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website.

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New individual and group plans gain momentum

New York and exchange plans going strong; new individual plan launches in Pennsylvania
Our plans combine affordability, preventive care benefits and in-network advantages to encourage regular visits to the dentist.

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Trending now — individual dental plans

Patients’ priorities shape plans and networks
The number of people purchasing individual dental plans is increasing. To keep them coming to you, we’re researching what to include in the next generation of plans.

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Patients applaud their Delta Dental dentists

Well done!
Enrollee survey results show that satisfaction with Delta Dental dentists is high.

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Enroll as a Medicare provider now

Learn more — Opt in
Take action now so that your status is effective before the CMS enforcement date.

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SmileWay Wellness benefits

New benefit option for 2017

Large group dental plan purchasers can add benefits for patients with diabetes and certain other diseases/conditions.

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