One of the most important business decisions dentists make is whether or not to participate in a managed care dental plan. This webinar covers common contractual clauses found in third-party payer contracts and their potential implications.
In addition, you will hear about:
- Questions you need to ask yourself before signing a contract
- Common contractual issues reported to ADA and how to respond to them
- How to receive assistance regarding contract analysis
About the presenters
Mike Kendall is a Senior Associate General Counsel, concentrating on litigation, intellectual property matters including licensing, contracts, and special projects. He serves as the attorney liaison for the Council on Dental Benefit Programs (CDBP), Council on Government Affairs (CGA), and the Council on Communications. He also serves as in-house legal advisor to the ADA’s Political Action Committee, ADPAC®. Before coming to the ADA in April of 2006, Mike was part owner of, and served as General Counsel for, a manufacturer of sophisticated, proprietary data center electro-mechanical distribution systems. Prior to that, he was a partner with a long established Chicago intellectual property boutique.
Dennis McHugh is the manager, third party payer advocacy for the American Dental Association 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 and the Code. He has been with the ADA for 17 years and prior to that spent 7 years working for the American Association of Orthodontists.