• Medicaid
  • The results of this survey showed an overwhelming need for more access to dental care, particularly among lower-income families eligible for Medicaid and ALLKids. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the WellCare and Peach State Medicaid networks followed through with plans to terminate Kool Smiles from their contracts, patients of Kool Smiles and another company filed an injunction that would prevent the terminations until WellCare and the Peach State organizations would show that the ending of the contracts would not contradict Medicaid dental program requirements. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kool Smiles pointed to a study authored by presidential economist Arthur Laffer, which reviewed Texas Medicaid claims data and concluded that, in 2011, Kool Smiles charged less and performed fewer procedures, including crowns, per patient than other Medicaid dental providers in the state. (wikipedia.org)
  • The result of regular care through DSOs meant that Kool Smiles' patients had an overall average monthly Medicaid expenditure that was 33% lower than non-Kool Smiles patients and that Kool Smiles providers perform 15 percent fewer procedures per patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1994, HMSA began contracting with Hawaii QUEST, a state program with medical, dental and behavioral health benefits for Medicaid or State Health Insurance Program recipients. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2002
  • Anticipating a slightly different role post statutory registration, DTETAB became the Dental Technicians Association in 2002. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2002, the Ugandan government formalized the process of treating fevers through home-based care. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinic
  • At the extreme, you may only have a single dental office or clinic to choose from when seeking treatment. (animated-teeth.com)
  • Peoples' Health Centers for Michigan is an integrated clinic in Grand Rapids and a partnership among providers in the region to serve "underserved patients. (grbj.com)
  • To address this need, Dr. Sarrell worked with the Calhoun County Community Foundation to organize a dental clinic in Anniston, Alabama. (wikipedia.org)
  • Upon Mr. Parker's arrival, the clinic became independent of the foundation and changed its name to The Sarrell Regional Dental Center for Public Health. (wikipedia.org)
  • In early 2007, Sarrell converted a bus into a fully operational mobile dental clinic. (wikipedia.org)
  • The clinic and dental school operated together for the next two and a half years, until late March 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • Physicians
  • This study has identified several factors that need consideration in the further exploration and development of primary care physicians' role in providing for the oral health of their young patients. (aappublications.org)
  • Primary care physicians can play an important role in prevention and control of this disease because of their ready access to this population. (aappublications.org)
  • caries
  • The training consisted of a review of the study methods and clinical slides illustrating dental caries in various stages of progression. (aappublications.org)
  • sealants
  • However, dental plans may exclude or discourage certain treatments, such as dental sealants, which can prevent tooth decay and save money later on. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • The Pew report, Falling Short: Most States Lag on Dental Sealants. (prweb.com)
  • Dental sealants are one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent tooth decay so children are more likely to stay in school and perform better in class. (prweb.com)
  • The Pew report, Falling Short: Most States Lag on Dental Sealants, that came out January 8th, 2013, grades all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to prevent decay by improving access to sealants for low-income children. (prweb.com)
  • The national report card gives Michigan a 'C' grade for the number of children with dental sealants-plastic coatings applied to the chewing surface of molars to prevent tooth decay. (prweb.com)
  • In fact, the new report by the Pew Center on the States reveals that 20 states and the District of Columbia earned either a 'D' or 'F' grade when it comes to providing children with dental sealants, clear plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars that prevent decay at one-third the expense of filling a cavity. (prweb.com)
  • The program currently has nine non-profit grantee organizations, working to improve access to sealants for low-income children across the state. (prweb.com)
  • In the 2011-2012 school year, 3,787 students were given dental sealants free-of-charge at 134 elementary and middle schools through the SEAL! (prweb.com)
  • nurse practitioner
  • Such a professional would usually be a primary care physician, such as a general practitioner or family physician, a licensed independent practitioner such as a physiotherapist, or a non-physician primary care provider such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. (wikipedia.org)
  • plan
  • Many request dental insurance free quotes and compare dental plan benefits and rates to help them select an appropriate plan to suit their needs. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • Selecting an appropriate dental plan requires careful thought and research. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • The process of sorting through the intricacies of different plan types can sometimes seem daunting, even to experienced benefits professionals.This article is intended to inform decision-makers about the variety of dental plans in the market, in order to ensure that high-quality and affordable dental care is available to your employees. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • It also offers specific questions to ask before changing or selecting a new dental plan. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • By Thomas D. KillamOffering a dental benefits plan makes good business sense. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • Moreover, in addition to promoting oral health, a quality dental benefits plan can aid in the recruitment and retention of employees. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • Fortunately, offering a dental benefits plan to employees can be affordable. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • For this reason, a dental benefits plan can often be self-funded. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • Before selecting or changing a dental plan, there are some important things to consider. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • UCR reimbursement levels are determined by different methods by the dental plan administrators. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • The drug plan will allow for "smarter purchasing to save money for taxpayers without eroding the quality of health care or their (workers') access to it," AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall said last week. (rrstar.com)
  • How do you choose the best dental plan? (reference.com)
  • The out-of-pocket costs associated with dental plans relate to the cost of procedures not covered by the plan and premiums, according to About.com. (reference.com)
  • A person in good dental health may be more comfortable with the lower premiums that come with an HMO plan, while a person in need of more complex procedures may prefer the high premiums of a freedom-of-choice plan. (reference.com)
  • With this dental discount plan, you can save from 20% to 60% on the cost of your dental care that's critical to your overall health. (careington.com)
  • The dental discount plan is not dental insurance. (careington.com)
  • With our PPO plan, you have access to more than 491,000 access points and over 113,000 unique providers nationwide 1 . (lincolnfinancial.com)
  • In March, Oregon Senate Bill 1580 was signed into law by Governor John Kitzhaber establishing Coordinated Care Organizations, which will focus on prevention and coordination of physical, mental and dental care for Oregon Health Plan clients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Starting in 2012, Oregon Health Plan clients have a new type of health plan called Coordinated Care Organizations or CCOs. (wikipedia.org)
  • dentists
  • Parker offered the Sarrell Dental model as a replicable system that could offer a critical component to national oral healthcare reform, while also inviting other dentists to learn from their success: "Who can be against a model that is eliminating decay? (wikipedia.org)
  • insurance
  • Types of dental insurance plans. (animated-teeth.com)
  • There are two basic forms of dental insurance. (animated-teeth.com)
  • 2) Managed Care dental insurance plans. (animated-teeth.com)
  • Whether you are considering small business, group, individual or family dental insurance, the information that follows can help guide you through the decisions. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • The article also explains the difference between fully insured and self-insured plans and defines fee for service versus managed care dental insurance. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • Fully insured dental plans are typically business arrangements between an insurance company and an employer. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • Only the best local providers of health insurance and employee benefits in Marin County, including San Rafael, San Anselmo, Novato, Mill Valley and Larkspur and other areas, have earned the Diamond Certified award by scoring Highest in Quality in the most accurate and rigorous ratings process anywhere. (diamondcertified.org)
  • Local employee benefits and health insurance company customers have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only the employee benefits and health insurance providers in Marin County that scored Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction-at least 90 on a 100 scale-and passed all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. (diamondcertified.org)
  • If you want quality from the business health insurance provider and employee benefits company you work with, you'll have confidence in choosing Diamond Certified companies. (diamondcertified.org)
  • When you're looking for a health insurance and employee benefits provider for your business, you may be in a hurry to locate one with low prices and sign a contract. (diamondcertified.org)
  • If you're unable to choose a Diamond Certified health insurance and employee benefits provider, you may improve your chances of finding a decent company by following the steps detailed in the helpful articles below. (diamondcertified.org)
  • Start by compiling a list of good companies, and then carefully interview and research each one to find the health insurance provider and employee benefits company that can provide the benefits packages, rates and customer service you desire. (diamondcertified.org)
  • In health insurance in the United States, a preferred provider organization (or PPO, sometimes referred to as a participating provider organization or preferred provider option) is a managed care organization of medical doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who have agreed with an insurer or a third-party administrator to provide health care at reduced rates to the insurer's or administrator's clients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Preferred provider organizations themselves earn money by charging an access fee to the insurance company for the use of their network (unlike the usual insurance with premiums and corresponding payments paid either in full or partially by the insurance provider to the medical doctor). (wikipedia.org)
  • A health insurance policy is: A contract between an insurance provider (e.g. an insurance company or a government) and an individual or his/her sponsor (e.g. an employer or a community organization). (wikipedia.org)
  • It may take several doctor's visits or prescription refills before the insured person reaches the deductible and the insurance company starts to pay for care. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) is a member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent medical insurance providers. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act of 1974 required nearly all employers to provide health insurance to full-time employees. (wikipedia.org)
  • When taxation is the primary means of financing health care and sometimes with compulsory insurance, all eligible people receive the same level of cover regardless of their financial circumstances or risk factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most western industrial countries have a system of social insurance based on the principle of social solidarity that covers eligible people from bearing the direct burden of most health care expenditure, funded by taxation during their working life. (wikipedia.org)
  • The organization providing public health insurance is not necessarily a public administration, and its budget may be isolated from the main state budget. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some countries, such as Germany, have multiple public insurance organizations linked by a common legal framework. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] ASC X12 has sponsored more than 315 X12-based EDI standards and a growing collection of X12 XML schemas for health care, insurance, government, transportation, finance, and many other industries. (wikipedia.org)
  • It also collects length of employment, job titles, "location information", and "other kinds of human resources-related information, such as health care provider, whether someone has dental insurance and if they've ever filed an unemployment claim. (wikipedia.org)
  • Centers
  • During the dedication of the Peoples' Health Centers of Michigan last Wednesday, Haveman said the collaboration among the three partners is a step toward improving care provided to residents in need. (grbj.com)
  • Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers, based in Anniston, Alabama, is the largest dental provider in the state of Alabama. (wikipedia.org)
  • whereas
  • In some countries and jurisdictions, health care planning is distributed among market participants, whereas in others, planning occurs more centrally among governments or other coordinating bodies. (wikipedia.org)
  • diagnostic
  • With the exception of damage due to an accident, dental treatment begins with relatively low-cost diagnostic procedures, such as exams and x-rays. (dentalinsurance.com)
  • employees
  • State government's deal with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees to save $70 million on health care costs relies partly on creation of a new option for dental care and changes in how the state pays for prescription drugs. (rrstar.com)
  • types
  • Mike Faas, president and chief executive officer of Metro Health, said the partnership among the three organizations is a result of James K. Haveman's vision of a collaborative center providing patient care for all types of medical needs. (grbj.com)
  • patients
  • 3.5 patients per hour were significantly less likely to refer at-risk children for dental care. (aappublications.org)
  • Bill Manns, president of Mercy Health Saint Mary's in Grand Rapids, said dental care access is a key need for the community and patients of Mercy Health. (grbj.com)
  • CCOs focus on prevention of illness and disease and improving care to keep patients healthy and to manage existing health conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary care refers to the work of health professionals who act as a first point of consultation for all patients within the health care system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Depending on the nature of the health condition, patients may then be referred for secondary or tertiary care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary care involves the widest scope of health care, including all ages of patients, patients of all socioeconomic and geographic origins, patients seeking to maintain optimal health, and patients with all manner of acute and chronic physical, mental and social health issues, including multiple chronic diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • To forge links with other bodies and organisations for the benefit of dental technicians and patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • The proportion of the cost of care covered also differs: in Canada, all hospital care is paid for by the government, while in Japan, patients must pay 10 to 30% of the cost of a hospital stay. (wikipedia.org)
  • available
  • Note: If you're considering joining an HMO you must evaluate what remedies are available to you for those times when you require dental care and are away from home and out of the area serviced by your provider. (animated-teeth.com)
  • After internal discussion, the organization makes them available for public comment, refines them further based on comments, then passes them to URAC's independent advisory group for approval. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was intended to make health care more available to the working poor, while rationing benefits. (wikipedia.org)
  • decay
  • Nearly 78% of 169 primary care clinicians who participated in the survey reported that they were likely to refer children who had signs of early decay or high risk for future disease. (aappublications.org)
  • Michigan programs is the only hindrance to achieving an 'A' and more importantly to drastically reduce dental decay in children all across Michigan. (prweb.com)