The continuation of the webinar on PPO agreements arrives in late May
May 13, 2021
Part 2 of a two-part ADA series on Preferred Provider Organization Treatment Policies and How a Dental Practice Outcome May Be Affected is scheduled for May 25.
How PPO Handling Policies Affect Complaints Handling – Part 2 airs on May 25 from noon to 1 p.m. Central. Participants in the live webcast will be entitled to one hour of continuing education credit.
This presentation is a follow-up to a popular April 22 webinar that provided an overview of some of the typical treatment policies used by Preferred Provider Organization Plans and the potential financial implications these policies can have on a dental practice.
The second part of this webinar series will provide more detailed information on the rationale and rationale for specific treatment policies for endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
“While the first webinar was a good overview, the second part will provide more specific examples and more information on the reasoning of benefit plans behind the treatment of specific codes,” said Andrew Gazerro, DMD, the one of the webinar presenters.
Hadi Ghazzouli, DMD, will again present the webinar with Dr. Gazerro. Both are members of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs.
Dr Gazerro said there were two important questions a dentist should ask before signing an agreement with a PPO.
“The first is why,” he said. “If the dentist has open appointments and is looking to fill those appointments by increasing the volume of patients and involvement with the OPP will help resolve this issue, then it may be a good business decision to participate. If the dentist’s schedule does not have open appointments, attending the PPO may not be the right answer as the volume of the practice is already at its peak. The second question is whether the volume of patients will compensate for the reduction that must be made on each procedure and if the practice can maintain a profit seeing these patients without needing to change their practice? “
This webinar is just another of the many ways the ADA works to support its members by providing valuable, educational, out-of-the-box resources on innovative dental insurance solutions for dentists at ADA.org/dentalinsurance.