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  • 07/07/2022 9:47 PM | Anonymous

    BERKSHIRE EAGLE

    By Chris Lisinski and Matt Murphy, State House News Service

      BOSTON — A ballot question on track to go before voters in November would address “a broken system” that allows dental insurance companies to wring excessive profits from patient premiums, supporters of the measure said Wednesday.

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    • 06/26/2022 11:39 PM | Anonymous

      DENTISTRY TODAYdental insurance reform 

      Michael Davis, DDS

      A direct voter referendum is slated for the November 2022 ballot in Massachusetts related to dental insurance reform. Voters will decide whether or not to establish the medical loss ratio (MLR) for dental plans at 83% and require the insurer to refund any excess premium to its individuals and covered groups.

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    • 08/10/2018 9:14 AM | Anonymous

      DENTISTRY TODAY

      Michael W. Davis, DDS

      For many months, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and Dental Service of Massachusetts (also known as Delta Dental of Massachusetts) have been in a heated dispute over proposed fee reductions for dental services. Dental Service of Massachusetts is a nonprofit 501c company that holds the lion’s share of dental insurance contracts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Subordinate to this nonprofit company are numbers of for-profit companies that operate outside of state regulation.

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    • 04/20/2018 9:18 AM | Anonymous

      DENTISTRY TODAY

      Michael W. Davis, DDS

      Small business dentistry is increasingly establishing advocacy groups designed to address specific issues. Areas of concern range from protecting the doctor/patient relationship against the intrusion of the insurance industry and corporate dentistry to honest evaluation and solutions for the public’s “access to care.”

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    • 10/31/2017 4:54 PM | Anonymous

      WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL

      State House News Service

      Dentists complained to the Legislature on Monday that they felt coerced into joining Delta Dental's new, lower-cost insurance plan, called Total Choice, and they asked lawmakers to impose more government control over the dental benefits giant.

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    • 06/21/2017 4:49 PM | Anonymous

      WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL

      Emily Micucci

      Updated on June 22) Calling Delta Dental’s decision late last year to create a new for-profit plan discriminatory against dentists and confusing for consumers, the Mass Dentists Alliance for Quality Care (MDAQC) on Wednesday said it has petitioned Attorney General Maura Healey to review insurer’s practices.

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    • 06/20/2017 4:46 PM | Anonymous

       BOSTON GLOBE

      Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

      A group of dentists at odds with the state’s largest dental insurer are accusing the company of violating nonprofit rules and engaging in anticompetitive behavior, and they’re asking Attorney General Maura Healey’s office to investigate.

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    • 06/20/2017 3:47 PM | Anonymous

      DENTAL PRODUCTS REPORT

      Marni Jameson Carey

      Why dentists need to fight back against corporate giants

      In an era where private practice ownership is declining, more dentists are banding together to fight insurance companies and dental groups.

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