7 dental payer updates

From increased reimbursement rates to a dental benefits expansion, here are seven dental payer updates Becker's has reported on since Jan. 3:

1. Dntl Bar began using fintech platform iCreditWorks for patient financing.

2. All adults on Tennessee's Medicaid program, TennCare, are eligible for dental benefits as of 2023.

3. Michigan raised the reimbursement rates for dental procedures performed in outpatient hospitals and ASCs.

4. Dental billing company eAssist Dental Solutions, a subsidiary of Henry Schein, acquired a majority stake in Unitas PPO Solutions.

5. Several states could begin efforts to implement medical loss ratios for dental payers after Massachusetts signed its own into law in December.

6. Dental spending was higher in 2021 than in pre-pandemic years, according to the American Dental Association website.

7. The California Dental Association took legal action against Delta Dental of California challenging the insurer's adjustments to its Premier and PPO provider agreements that went into effect Jan. 1, according to an article on the CDA website.

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