GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR YOUR PATIENTSParticipating in Delta Dental's network isn't just good for your patients - it's good for your practice. We're there to provide the support and information you need to keep your office running smoothly. Delta Dental offers a number of advantages for our participating dentists, including:
Experience Founded in 1972, Delta Dental of Kansas (DDKS) is the state's oldest and largest dental benefits provider. Dentists played a major role in founding our company, and we recognize they are our partners in delivering quality dental benefits. Our years of experience and commitment to our dental partners means Delta Dental understands your business and its challenges and can help bring more patients to you.
Network Strength From a business perspective, you can't deny the power of more than 920,000 Kansas enrollees and 75 million nationwide enrollees looking for in-network dentists. When you join one or more of Delta Dental's networks, you aren't just part of our statewide or regional network; you become part of our national network of dentists. Delta Dental gives you a truly national exposure to a large potential patient base.
Participating Dentist Agreement Through the Participating Dentist Agreement, Delta Dental and the dentist work together to provide affordable care. Among the provisions of the agreement, dentists agree to file claims on behalf of Delta Dental patients, allow his or her name to be listed in participating dentist directories, not to "balance bill" patients for amounts above the maximum plan allowance and agree that subscribers will not be charged more than the pre-established copayment amount.
Ease of AdministrationOur state-of-the-art claims processing system and expert claims reviewers ensure participating dentists receive prompt, direct payment for services, either by mail or by using Electronic Funds Transfer - direct deposit into your bank account. Through our Web site, dental offices have 24/7 access to the information they need, all in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment. Our online services allow you to:
Brighter ScheduleTM - a simple online scheduling tool for your Delta Dental patientsDelta Dental has partnered with Brighter to make it easier for our participating dentists to attract Delta Dental patients to their practice and maximize growth. Through our partnership with Brighter, we offer you free online scheduling with Delta Dental patients. Activating online scheduling takes only a few minutes of your time. Visit Brighter.com/DeltaDental or call 888.328.5414 to speak with a Brighter Provider Specialist.
WORKING WITH DELTA DENTAL OF KANSASDelta Dental is committed to promoting efficiency in your office by providing the tools and information you need to make it easy to work with us. Our Professional Relations staff, all of whom have prior dental office experience, regularly visit participating dentists' offices to answer questions, explain policies or conduct in-office training. Our Professional Relations team can provide the following services:
Seminars/Workshops Delta Dental schedules seminars and workshops in various locations around the state to assist dental office personnel on how to complete claim forms for Delta Dental and to answer any questions on Delta Dental's processing policies. Both beginning and advanced seminars and workshops are available so the level of staff instruction can be geared to the needs of your office staff.
Individual Office Visits Perhaps you have a specific question in your office that requires more than a phone call or letter to fully resolve the issue. Or perhaps you have hired new personnel that are unfamiliar with Delta Dental's policies. You can arrange for a Professional Relations representative to personally visit your office and provide you with the answers you need in a timely manner.
Manuals, Policies and Guides A comprehensive Participating Dentist Manual and Processing Policies and Procedures Reference Guide outlines in detail Delta Dental's policies and procedures. Every participating dentist is provided with this valuable resource. The Dentist Handbook can be found by signing in to Dental Office Services then selecting Documents & Dentist Handbook. You may then view and/or print the Dentist Handbook.
MORE INFORMATIONFor more information on becoming a Delta Dental participating dentist, contact Delta Dental of Kansas' Professional Relations Department at 316.264.1099, toll free at 800.733.5823 or email PR@deltadentalks.com.
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