enews 3-23-2016

WVDA responds to Medicaid denials
WVDA sent an email to Medicaid officials expressing concerns with CHIP claims
being denied.  Responding to dentists reporting denials, Executive Director Richard
Stevens informed the agency that problems began after Molina undertook claims
processing, January 1.  He said dentists should not be responsible for submitting the
claims again since Molina told dental offices the information they sent was correct,
but they could not explain the reasons for denials.  It is not known if this is an error
with Molina staff entering wrong data, or a computer problem, said Stevens.
CareCredit minimizes cost and risk
The CareCredit healthcare credit card benefits both patients and practices.  It can
make it easier for more patients to access the care they need and want.  CareCredit
can help minimize the risk and cost of billing and damaged patient relationships from
past-due accounts and collection efforts.
Already accept CareCredit?  Call 800-859-9975, option 1 then 6 to get connected to
FREE resources.   Yet to enroll in CareCredit?  Call 866-221-8761
CMS delays Medicare Part D enforcement
WVDA has learned federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has
delayed enforcement of the Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Requirements
until February 1, 2017.
ADA announces enhanced coverage
Attached is a notice from the ADA reporting enhanced dental benefits coverage for
patients with certain medical conditions.  The ADA reports more dental plans are
looking at connections between oral and overall health.  Dr. Scott Eder of South
Charleston and a member of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Plans provided
the attached for WVDA to distribute to members.
Associate position available
Dental associate position available in a rapidly growing practice in the Wheeling-
New Martinsville area.  If interested, call 304-232-6955 and ask for Tammie or
Janice, or email a resume to: [email protected]
Friendly reminder…
Dentists are reminded to renew their membership by March 31 if they have not
done so already.  Membership becomes delinquent if not paid by that date.