Go Shopping at the MDS Online Store
Op-Ed: Addressing Access to Care Goes Beyond Midlevel Provider Issue
Now Accepting Applications for the MDS Guest Board Member Program
Dentaquest Resolves Claim-Processing Issue
Opioid Prescriptions: How Do You Compare?
Labor Law Posters Update
Did you know that new mandatory changes have been made to the state's Wage and Hours Laws poster for 2017? These include reporting pay, minimum wage, hourly service rate, rights of temporary workers, rights of domestic workers, public works and public construction workers, and domestic violence leave. If your poster doesn't reflect these updates, you are not in compliance.
Delta Update Antitrust
In our continuing effort to advocate for our members with regard to the Delta Dental of Massachusetts 2017 agreement, the MDS sought the counsel of our legal team, Goulston & Storrs, to clarify the extent to which a dental association such as the MDS can be involved in contracts. Please read the response from Goulston & Storrs, as it specifically explains why the MDS cannot legally advise members on contracts.
BCBSMA Contract: Action Required
Any questions specific to your individual contract should be directed to your BCBSMA dental networking manager at 800.882.1178, option 4.
Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Delayed
The CMS has once again delayed enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement. Providers now need to enroll by January 2, 2019.
MetLife EFT Policy Change
MetLife told the ADA that dentists can opt-out of EFT reimbursements if they do not have the technology to support it.