Medicaid

Limiting dental benefits increases hospital visits
Limiting dental benefits increases hospital visitsAn increased severity of tooth-related infections and higher hospital costs were also reported.
Addressing the gap in dental delivery care for all Americans
Addressing the gap in dental delivery care for all AmericansAccording to New analysis from The Pew Charitable Trust’s Dental Campaign, these communities enjoy fewer dental visits and preventative treatment than the white population and suffer more untreated tooth decay and tooth loss.
Debate over role of dental therapists flares up in Washington state
Debate over role of dental therapists flares up in Washington stateThe Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, a Puget Sound-based tribe, recently hired a therapist as an act of tribal sovereignty. The move has drawn a lot of attention.
Breaking the law, dental hygiene style

Dental hygienists are arguably an officious bunch. They love their rules; they trot them out like prize ponies, showing everyone that they know the score and were taught well. But U.S. dental hygienists have a secret. They are thugs, and they don’t even know it.

New research discovers growing issues in oral care access and utilization

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved children's access to dental services, the situation for adults is getting worse, new research states.

Coverage decision assigns TheraSnore a Medicare code

The Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) Contractor and each of the four Durable Medicare Equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have assigned TheraSnore from Distar a Medicare code.

Why are some insurance companies excluding dental care?
Why are some insurance companies excluding dental care?

Traditionally, medicine and dentistry have been considered distinctly different fields, with medicine taking precedence over dentistry. However, with a better understanding of oral disease – and how it can affect the rest of the body – insurance programs and the medical system need to catch up.

ADA article series addresses the Affordable Care Act's impact on dentistry

A new series of reports from the American Dental Association analyzes the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare,” on the dental industry.

EHR software from DentiMax helps dentists get the most from government incentives

Designed specifically for dentists, DentiMax’s ONC certified, electronic health records (EHR) software allows dentists who have 30% or more of their visits from Medicaid patients to qualify for an initial $21,250 government payment.

Kool Smiles on track to help record number of dental patients

Provider of quality dental care in underserved communities announces a record amount of free dental care.