With the WDA Association Health Plan through WPS, you have access to telehealth services from Teladoc®. You can talk to a board-certified doctor from anywhere at anytime by phone, video, or mobile app! Teladoc® also offers the opportunity to connect with behavioral therapists or dermatologists. Technology has allowed us to get routine care without ever… Continue Reading Reassessing your healthcare during a pandemic-no time like the present
Another year, and another CDT 2021. The CDT 2021 is the dental office reference manual that the ADA publishes on an annual basis. This manual contains all the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code) which is the national terminology for reporting dental services on claims submitted to insurance companies. For 2021, there are… Continue Reading Code changes: Have you bought your CDT 2021 yet?
In today’s unsettled economy, many people are looking for ways to stretch their money—but sometimes this includes altering insurance coverages to dangerously low levels or eliminating coverage entirely. If you’re thinking about changing your coverage to save money, consider these key issues below — and give us a call. We can help make sure you’ve… Continue Reading Making Smart Savings Choices
Can you charge a patient to copy their dental record? Yes, you can but you must do so in accordance to statute 146.83(3f)(c)2. The schedule of health care provider records fees is updated annually and must be followed when a request for copies is made. As always, you own the dental record and should never… Continue Reading Updates to copying fees for patient records
When you’re running a business, it can be hard to find a balance between providing health insurance and keeping your costs manageable. In a recent survey, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that in 2019, the average annual employee health insurance premiums were $7,188 for individuals and $20,576 for family coverage. The average premium for individual… Continue Reading Ways to lower your health care costs
Most people take their insurability for granted, assuming that when they’re ready to address their life and disability insurance needs for either personal or business needs; they’ll just apply and write a check for the “super preferred” rates their agent showed them. The underwriting process is a true wake-up call for most people – all… Continue Reading The Importance of Securing Insurability
With offices closed for routine care, dentists are less accessible to their patients. However, dental needs will surely arise in the weeks ahead. Enter “teledentistry” – the trendiest buzzword of the month. Teledentistry offers opportunities for remotely reconnecting patients with their dentist. Virtual encounters can take on many forms, be it a message exchange, an email… Continue Reading Teledentistry tips during COVID-19 closures
Recently, Professional Insurance Programs (PIP) was referred to a practice for employee benefits. They were connected to a very large employer group which was offering a suite of benefits to their staff including health insurance, vision insurance, life/AD&D insurance and short-term and long-term disability. The practice was losing their connection to the large employer group… Continue Reading Good Things Do Come in Small Packages – Even Employee Benefits
Death is not a fun topic to think or talk about, which unfortunately contributes to life insurance being one of the most neglected areas of any financial portfolio. The bottom line is this: if there is anyone in your life that relies on you financially, then you need life insurance. Having some form of coverage… Continue Reading 5 Reasons to Review Your Life Insurance Coverage
Dentistry Today reported earlier this week that 11 independent antitrust class action lawsuits are pending against various Delta Dental insurance entities, including Delta Dental of Wisconsin. The lawsuits come in the wake of Delta’s 2018 decision to reduce reimbursements to providers in Wisconsin and other states across the country. You can read more on the… Continue Reading Federal Antitrust Lawsuits Pending Against Delta Dental: What’s Next?