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Coordinating Benefits Webinar

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Dental benefits and specifically coordination of benefits (COB) typically generate many questions from dental offices. The ADA has been, and continues to be, extremely active in advocating for dentistry and educating dental offices on COB and other dental benefits issues.

What is a PPO write-off? What fee can I charge my patient when there are two dental plans involved and I participate with both plans? The answers to these questions and additional information on COB are discussed in this webinar. In addition, best practices on how to coordinate benefits between multiple dental benefit plans will be discussed and you will gain a better understanding of basic coordination of benefits rules. A video of the presentation and the Q&A session can be found below.

Coordination of Benefits Presentation

Q&A Segment

About the Presenters

Dr. B. Scott Eder, DDS, is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1991, after having worked as an associate dentist in a local practice and as a staff dentist in a rural dental clinic. Dr. Eder has been an involved member of the West Virginia Dental Association since 1988 and has served on the Executive Council since 2004. In 2009, he was inducted into the International College of Dentistry. Scott is a past President of the Kanawha Valley Dental Association; Co-Chair of the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition and an appointed member of the Kanawha County PPACA Task Force and a rural committee member for development of safety net clinics. He is a regular volunteer at the West Virginia Health Rite Dental Clinic and is an annual volunteer at the local Give Kids a Smile event.

Dennis McHugh is the manager of the American Dental Association's Dental Benefit Information Service and works in the Practice Institute’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality (CDBCQ). CDBCQ is the ADA agency responsible for promoting resources and information on dental benefit plans to employers and member dentists. In addition, CDBCQ responds to requests and helps resolve problems from member dentists regarding concerns with third party payers. He has been with the ADA for 16 years and prior to that spent 7 years working for the American Association of Orthodontists.

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