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Federal Blue Cross and Blue Shield Dental Claims [pdf]

An Arkansas Blue Cross-issued submitter ID (E####) is required for providers submitting electronic claims through a clearinghouse, direct data entry on Availity or through secure file upload.

Caring for Your Pregnant Patients [pdf]

Maternal mortality rates are rising in the U.S.¹ Poor oral health increases a pregnant woman's risk of high blood pressure, a precursor to preeclampsia, which can lead to major complications, even death. Fortunately, with proactive, preventive medical and dental care, the risk of maternal mortality decreases.

Medicare Advantage Can Grow Your Practice [pdf]

Each day 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65. The population of adults 65 years of age and older is growing and will likely be a larger part of your dental practice in the years ahead.

Introducing the Arkansas Blue Medicare Advantage Network [pdf]

Arkansas Blue Medicare Advantage network effective January 1, 2022.

Pre-med notification page e973 [pdf]

There has been no change to the indications for pre-meds. However, due to the large number of C. diff. cases from Clindamycin, penicillin allergic patients are now to be prescribed a Z-Pak, clarithromycin or doxycycline. Keflex may still be considered if there is no cross-allergenicity.

Dental Symposium 2021 [pdf]

Please join us for a virtual medical-dental integration symposium on Friday morning, Sept. 17, 2021. The event will include presentations from a cross section of medical and dental professionals who’ll discuss the components and benefits of medical-dental integration — an approach that coordinates dental and primary medical care to improve overall patient systemic health.