What does dental PPO mean?

What does dental PPO mean?

Preferred Provider Organization
PPO stands for Preferred Provider Organization. For PPO plans, an insurance company has contracts with a network of dentists who have agreed to charge certain fees for approved services. However, patients are allowed to use their benefits at any dentist, regardless of whether they are in their plan’s network.

Can I buy dental insurance only?

In the Marketplace, you can get dental coverage 2 ways: as part of a health plan, or by itself through a separate, stand-alone dental plan. IMPORTANT: You can’t buy a Marketplace dental plan unless you’re buying a health plan at the same time.

Is MetLife dental a PPO or HMO?

MetLife’s Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans feature the MetLife Preferred Dentist Program, which is designed to save you money on dental services. You can choose from thousands of participating general dentists and specialists nationwide.

Why would a person choose a PPO over an HMO?

The biggest advantage that PPO plans offer over HMO plans is flexibility. PPOs offer participants much more choice for choosing when and where they seek health care. The most significant disadvantage for a PPO plan, compared to an HMO, is the price. PPO plans generally come with a higher monthly premium than HMOs.

Who are the only people in know about a dental procedure?

For a medical procedure, any diagnosis will be subject to a lot of review, from doctors to nurses to specialists to other clinic or hospital staff. In dentistry, the only people “in the know” are you (who presumably is not an expert), the staff who work directly for the dentist, and the dentist him or herself.

Why do dentists list everything they can bill for?

So before you walk in the room, a dentist has a list of everything he can bill for during your dental visit. This leaves patients vulnerable to receive a treatment that may not be best for him or her, but is the most likely to be reimbursed by an insurance company.

What was the case of the dentist that sold his practice?

The case was an elderly mother against a dentist in practice for 20 years. The dentist had sold his practice to another dentist, inflating the margins and inflating the value of the practice with procedures that people didn’t need. I had seen this plenty of times before, but this abuse of patient care was egregious.

What should I know before I go to the dentist?

Before a patient first comes to a dental office, a member of the office staff will contact their dental insurance company to find out what’s covered under the dental plan. So before you walk in the room, a dentist has a list of everything he can bill for during your dental visit.