Similar to our efforts to monitor payer programs for PPE reimbursements, we are keeping an eye on how states are responding to consumer complaints about PPE fees. Here is our current listing:
PA warns dental providers over PPE fees. PA Insurance Commissioner advised insurers to review agreements w/ providers to make sure patients aren’t being billed inappropriately. Article here, https://zcu.io/Tr9F
Read the full notice here, https://zcu.io/UjoJ
Puerto Rico House of Representatives passes a bill banning dentists from charging a PPE fee for COVID to patients. Instead, they are working to have insurance companies cover D1999 for PPE.
Read the article here, https://zcu.io/FYsU
The Maryland Attorney General issued an advisory letter regarding potential violations of the Consumer Protection Act for charging for PPE. Read the release here.
Read practical tips to drive patient volume this fall. Tip #2, find hygiene appointments to fill the schedule.
Read practical tips to drive patient volume this fall. Tip #1, continue to communicate your offices protocols to keep patients safe.
Dental providers affected by COVID have a number of resources available to support their successful re-opening. CARES Act monies are available through August 3, 2020.
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