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Take a look at CDT 2020 updates

The American Dental Association’s CDT procedure codes and nomenclature* have been updated for 2020. Changes include 37 new codes, six code deletions and several nomenclature and description revisions. Please review our summary of changes and updated Delta Dental claims processing policies and begin using CDT 2020 codes on claims for procedures provided on and after Jan. […]

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How to improve communication with non-English-speaking patients

Do you have patients who best understand a language other than English? Being able to communicate with your patients is essential, and the Language Assistance Program can help. You’ll help increase your patients’ comfort level, engage them in the treatment process and improve the quality of the health care you provide. Be supportive. You can […]

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On-site quality assessment review checklist for 2019

For California dentists: Prepare for an on-site QA review
Is your practice ready for an on-site QA review? Use this list to ensure your practice meets the requirements mandated by the California DMHC.

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Changes for Bayer patients

Changes for Bayer patients
As of Jan. 1, 2019, Monsanto’s 15,000 employees and their covered dependents will be covered under Bayer’s dental plan.

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DeltaCare USA individual plan launched in Nevada

More choices for patients looking for a dental plan
The DeltaCare USA plan is now available in Nevada, increasing the options for those looking for individual and family coverage. Your patients can also choose from two Delta Dental PPO plans, if they wish to buy their own coverage.

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Student Leadership Award winners announced

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation recognizes 29 exceptional students
Dental school students throughout our enterprise region were chosen to receive a monetary award for their outstanding leadership skills, commitment to the community and passion for dentistry.

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Informed consent is key to patient satisfaction

Ensure a meeting of the minds
It’s important that patients understand their financial responsibilities for treatment that is covered – and not covered – by their dental benefits plan. Be sure to discuss treatment plans, alternatives and costs with your patients. And, obtain patients’ written acknowledgement of the discussion and that they agree with the treatment plan and understand the costs.

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Something to smile about

A Maryland clinic’s achievement
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation was happy to learn from Family Healthcare of Hagerstown (Maryland), a health and dental care clinic, about the wonderful outcome they achieved for a patient, and that a Foundation grant helped with this accomplishment.

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On-site Quality Assessment review checklist

California dentists – be ready for a future QA review
See your practice from the QA examiner’s perspective! Use this list to compare aspects of a QA review with your practice’s policies and procedures, and be even better prepared for a future on-site QA review.

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Simplify to make a huge impact

Enjoy the advantages of direct deposit
Choose direct deposit for the safe, secure way to reduce clutter and streamline your practice. And, it’s nice to know that you’re helping the environment in a big way, too.

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