1. Massachusetts Dental Insurers Policy on Teledentistry During COVID-19

    Delta Dental On Friday, March 20, 2020, Delta Dental of Massachusetts announced an interim policy allowing for teledentistry or virtual exams. Effective March 20, and for a period of 30 days, offices that have the capability to perform evaluations via audio or video technology should submit the claim using the Oral Evaluation – Problem-Focused code (D0140) when performing virtual evaluations for Delta Dental of Massachusetts accounts. The claim will be paid if…

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  2. Real-Time Teledentistry is Here

    From our friend, Mark Genuis, PhD, President and CEO of ICE Health Systems Patients need to remain connected with their healthcare providers, regardless of the pandemic. In working closely with the Collaboration for Health IT, ICE Health Systems has developed a highly secure and easy to use teledentistry system to support dentists and patients through the pandemic. Some core and unique elements of the system are: Security of patient healthcare information is…

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  3. Don’t Close Your Practice – The TeleDentists are Open for Business

    The TeleDentists have a national network of dentists providing video consults for patients with dental emergencies.  They provide “Talk to a Dentist Now” 24/7/365 Dentist availability for patients and “My TeleDentist” for providers.  There are several opportunities to engage. Offer teledentistry (via video consults) to your patients experiencing dental emergencies during the crisis. Let your patients know that they can “talk to a dentist now” by visiting the website, www.theteledentists.com. Sign up to…

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