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Practice Costs Continue to Rise While Reimbursement Remains Flat

According to a poll conducted by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, the cost of providing dental care is increasing while insurance reimbursement remains stagnant. With more than 1,200 survey participants, 95% reported that the cost of supplies and materials has increased and 80% responded that the cost for personal protective equipment has risen during the past 12 months. Sixty percent of participants noted that dental insurance reimbursement rates have remained the same and 25% reported a decline in reimbursement rates. Only 7% noted their reimbursement rates increased over the past year. Click here to read more.

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