Delta Dental of MA Update
We have been informed that DELTA DENTAL OF MA has begun selling new insurance policies under their new contract. The name of the plan is:
TOTAL CHOICE PPO
MillerLung Dental will be OUT OF NETWORK with these plans.
If your employer switches to a Total Choice PPO plan, you will be out-of-network at our office. Your new dental card will say “Total Choice PPO” on it.
If you have a Premier or PPO + Premier plan you will still be considered in-network at our practice. If you have a Delta Dental plan through another state, this will not affect you.
We apologize for any confusion that the letter may have caused. We were responding to a letter that we had received from Delta Dental of MA, it was our belief that their new contract would replace our existing one. We have since been informed by a Delta Dental of MA professional relations representative, that is not the case. The new DMIC contract, which we have not signed, is in addition to our existing contract. So we will remain in-network for Premier and PPO + Premier plans under our old, existing contract. If your employer chooses to sign up for a Total Choice PPO plan, you will be out-of-network with our office. We do not agree with the terms of the new contract which is why we have chosen not to sign it. We have links below to some recent articles about the subject that may help patients understand why we have chosen to make this decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I still be a patient of your practice, even though you are not in-network with my insurance?
Yes, you can definitely still be a patient of our practice. We will still file the insurance claim for you, however you will have to pay up-front for services and will be reimbursed directly by your insurance company. We will now be considered an “out-of-network” provider, which may affect your benefit reimbursement.
- How do I know if my insurance will pay an out-of-network provider?
You can call your insurance company and they will be able to tell you if your plan allows for out-of-network benefits. We can usually go online to check for you as well.
- What if I have a Delta Dental plan that is not from Massachusetts? Is it still out-of-network?
Any Delta Dental Insurance policy through any other state is considered in-network if it is a “Premier Plan”, or “PPO + Premier Plan”.