On Wednesday, April 27, the WSDA released a statement regarding the Washington Dental Service's planned reduction in reimbursement rates to participating dentists. Click here to view.
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“The true beneficiary from this is going to be the patient because it does reduce the major barrier to access to care, which is cost,” Dr. Inge said. “Dentists need to evaluate their business from more than just the aspect of needing to increase their fees to address the economic crisis we are having right now. That 15% does not necessarily directly affect their bottom line — there are many other variables that influence that final number, such as how many patients you see, what services you provide, and your business practices.”
-Ron Inge, DDS, dental director and vice president of professional services for WDS.”
-From drbicuspid.com’s article on April 26, 2011, titled “Washington Dental Service to cut reimbursement fees 15%” written by Kathy Kincade, Editor in Chief