SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DenteMax, LLC, the nation’s largest seamless dental PPO network, 1 also offers the largest seamless dental-only network modeled after Medicare Medical standards. The DenteMax Medicare network has grown to more than 79,960 approved dentist access points and is built on the strong foundation of the commercial DenteMax network.
“Dental insurers and third party benefit administrators can feel confident about leasing our network as it offers their members access and savings while complying with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),” said Mike Miller, vice president of dental networks.
“DenteMax has gone the extra mile and applied CMS requirements generally used for medical doctors to dentists in our network. The end result of adhering to all applicable CMS standards is the largest, seamless dental-only Medicare compliant network,” said Miller.
According to a February 2009 report by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, only about half of all seniors have visited the dentist within the past year. Diabetes and heart disease are increasingly common with older adults and are often linked to periodontal disease. Good oral health can help prevent complications with these overall health problems.
Adding the DenteMax Medicare dental network to a qualified Medicare product provides access to dental care at a reduced cost that seniors might not otherwise seek. Using the expanded network also provides an opportunity for improvement to overall health and a possible reduction in health care costs. For these reasons, DenteMax can assist in differentiating carriers in the healthcare reform era.
As a quality dental network manager, DenteMax credentials network dentists through a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accredited Credentials Verification Organization (CVO). For more information about the DenteMax network, visit www.dentemax.com.
DenteMax, LLC, located in Southfield, Michigan, is the nation’s largest leasable dental PPO network with more than 119,000 dentist access points serving more than 5 million members nationwide. Founded in 1985, DenteMax has been leasing a quality dental PPO network for more than 25 years to insurance companies, third-party administrators and self-funded union groups for use in their dental benefit plans. With a sole focus on building and managing a dental PPO network, DenteMax has established lasting partnerships with dentists, employer groups and nearly 200 payers. DenteMax is committed to being a leading national, credentialed, seamless dental PPO network. For more information on DenteMax, visit www.dentemax.com.
1Based on dental access points per NetMinder data for seamless networks as of February 2011
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