Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff June 17, 2018 A year after sparring over payment rates, Massachusetts dentists and the state’s largest dental insurer have made peace.Delta Dental of Massachusetts is proposing changes to its coverage plans that dentists now support, even though the changes will require them to accept a pay cut.Last year, the company introduced a lower-cost plan that dentists said would slash their reimbursement rates by up to 30 percent. The move triggered an outcry among dentists, who worried about losing significant income — and the ability to hire for and invest in their practices. Advertisement Dentists feared that Delta Dental would aggressively sell the lower-cost plan, called Total Choice PPO, and phase out the Premier insurance plan, which they favored. Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap of the … [Read more...] about Delta Dental, dentists find common ground on payment rates
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 1, 2018) — Many Kentuckians wrestle with healthcare expenses—and especially vision care—but find comfort in certain type of savings plans. Statistics show that many in the higher-income brackets understand how HSAs (health savings accounts) and FSAs (flexible spending accounts), in particular, can save them money, according to a Health Affairs Journal national report. An HSA is a personal savings account that can be funded with pre-tax dollars to be used for qualified medical, dental and vision expenses for those with a high-deductible health plan. The FSA is another method of that allows an employee to set aside money tax-free to pay for eligible expenses. HSA providers Health Equity and Optum Bank, a subsidiary of United Healthcare Group, have continued to grow in recent years. And many employers have assisted in that growth. The city of Lexington, for example, offers HSAs to its employees. So, it is good news that 2018 HSA changes only enhance … [Read more...] about A Guide to HSAs and FSAs: You can buy glasses with that?
The Federal Trade Commission says the nation’s three largest dental-product distributors, including Minnesota’s Patterson Cos., have been illegally restraining competition and distorting prices in the $10 billion market for products used by dentists. Gloves and cement, dental chairs and lights — all are offered with bulk discounts through large national dental-supply distributors, including Patterson of Mendota Heights, New York-based Henry Schein Inc., and Pennsylvania-based Benco Dental Supply Co. This week the FTC announced it was suing the distributors in federal administrative court for allegedly conspiring to restrain trade. The FTC alleges the distributors conspired to refuse to provide discounts to buying groups that negotiate bulk discounts on behalf of small and solo dental practices. “The alleged agreement among Benco, Henry Schein and Patterson deprived independent dentists of the benefits of participating in buying groups,” the FTC said in a … [Read more...] about Feds sue Patterson Cos., two others, accuses them of denying discounts to small dental offices
Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation R D Holmes, J G Steele, C Exley, C R Vernazza, C Donaldson; Use of programme budgeting and marginal analysis to set priorities for local NHS dental services: learning from the north east of England, Journal of Public Health, , fdy075, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy075 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search ABSTRACT BackgroundPriority setting is necessary where competing demands exceed the finite resources available. The aim of the … [Read more...] about Use of programme budgeting and marginal analysis to set priorities for local NHS dental services: learning from the north east of England
Purchase of 520 Patented Automated Reis & Irvy’s Froyo Robots Marks Second Largest Territory Contract for Flagship Frozen Yogurt Franchise Concept SAN DIEGO, CA , May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reis & Irvy’s, Inc. (www.reisandirvys.com), a subsidiary franchise concept of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (www.gennextbrands.com) (OTCB: VEND), announced the signing of an exclusive territory franchise agreement today with South Carolina-based, CH Capital, for its patented Reis & Irvy’s Frozen Yogurt Robots. Under the agreement, the franchisee is required to purchase 520 revolutionary frozen yogurt robots throughout the Miami-Dade Metro area over the course of the next five years in order to maintain exclusivity in the territory, which would result in over $22.3 million in revenue to Generation NEXT. CH Capital is a Greenville, … [Read more...] about Generation Next Franchise Brands Announces $22.3 Million Franchise Contract With Private Equity Group CH Capital for Miami Market