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Automated telephone service enhancements

Coming to a phone near you, December 2017
Call our updated automated phone service to hear eligibility and benefits information for an unlimited number of patients and/or to request faxed summaries — convenient and free!

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Intel moving to risk-based benefit

A personalized style of care
Intel Corporation’s risk-based approach to dental care starts 1-1-2018. Its Delta Dental PPO plan (group #05178) will cover one exam per calendar year for adults at low risk for oral health problems and two exams per calendar year for high-risk adults and children to age 14.

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Medicare Part C enrollment added for dentists

Enrollment required for payment
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require dentists in Medicare Advantage plan networks (“Part C” plans) to be enrolled as Medicare providers. The CMS-855I (long form) was cited in the CMS rule as appropriate for this enrollment.

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Two new dental plan choices for patients

Individual plans launched in CA, FL, PA and TX
New individual PPO plans can help replace employer-sponsored plans lost through retirement or job changes.

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PPO rules!

5 reasons to join PPO now
PPO dentists help patients save money! More good ways to make patients happy (and great reasons to join PPO) are just a click away.

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You can help minimize drug abuse

Join the fight against this national epidemic
Make a difference by taking steps to limit prescriptions, educate patients and staff, and intervene if signs of drug abuse arise.

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Achieve communication success

Enhance your cultural awareness skills
Knowing your patients’ language preferences helps increase their comfort level and improves the quality of care you provide. Boost your skills further by taking classes, documenting office protocol and using interpretive services.

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“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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Hispanic initiative reaches more than 39,000 children

Ratoncito Perez teaches kids about teeth
The main character in our Hispanic program, Ratoncito Perez, visited 39 school districts in five states. With help from toothbrushes and bilingual educational coloring books, Ratoncito taught more than 39,000 children to care for their teeth. (Download the coloring book to share with your young patients!)

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Provider Tools tip — Real-time claims

Start simplifying today
Real-time claim submission is easy — and saves money! There’s no cost from Delta Dental to submit claims with attachments. Simply log in to (or register for) your online account. You’ll be all set to start saving money and increasing efficiency.

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