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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We’ll update your practice location/mailing address in our system, contact you if your new location affects your fees, and notify you when the changes are effective. Start the process by using the Notice of Address Change form located on our website.
NCQA award demonstrates quality
Our Credential department was awarded certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for quality and consistency in its credentialing procedures.
Re-credentialing occurs every three years
Numerous contractual and regulatory requirements obligate us to conduct the re-credentialing process and to terminate the Delta Dental contracts of dentists who do not complete the process. Don’t take chances with your network status — be sure to return the re-credentialing form to us by the due date stated in the cover letter.
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Though not required, using ICD-10 CM diagnosis codes on claims helps ensure correct processing when enhanced benefits apply to patients with health conditions such as pregnancy, diabetes and heart disease.
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Re-credentialing is serious business for state and federal regulators, your patients and Delta Dental.