Two long-time members of the WSDA recently awarded prestigious posts in the health and dental communities. We’re proud of their accomplishments in the name of organized dentistry!
We’ve been asking for your opinion, and we’re committed to publishing them as space allows. Here, Dr. John Weaver of Olympia, a dentist with 33 years’ experience, shares his views on WDS’ 15-22 percent fee cut.
All I really want for Christmas is for the midlevel provider issue to curl up and die. I am tired of hearing about it and tired of writing about it! In September, our House of Delegates will meet, and it will once again be time to review our game plan.
Dentists are reeling from stiff cuts in fees for dental care paid by Washington Dental Service, the state’s largest dental insurer.
But brokers say businesses can expect favorable effects in lower premiums charged by Washington Dental, and their employees may end up paying less out of pocket for dental care.
“Generally, it’s a two-thumbs-up situation,” said Peter Carpenter, CEO of ClearPoint LLC, a Seattle benefits consulting and insurance brokerage firm. “The employer reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.”