andykim47

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I don't know anything about Obamacare and Medicare and would like to know what dentist think about them and how they will effect dentist in the future.

So is Medicare and Obama care the same thing or are they different?

I've heard that medicare for dental work is so much of a hassle that it is not worth taking medicare patients. Can someone talk about their experiences with using medicare. What was the process like? How much does medicare cover and how much does it pay dentist? Are there extra hoops you have to jump through because it is connected to the government?

Is Obamacare going to make a difference to dentist, now or in the future?

Thank You
 

sgv

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All the kiddies are going to be enrolled in a dental plan. Enrollment of children will rise. Families paying for their children's dental insurance will be exempted from tax credit by the IRS. ACA did little impact to expand dental insurance for us adults.

A couple hundred Accountable Care Organizations offer medical care to certain populations for a fixed payment. They don't really include dentistry right now but they may later on. It looks like medical care is moving away from fee for service and more towards capitated payments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitation_(healthcare)

Generally it sucks when it's other people, not in your profession, who dictate how much your services are worth, and not the market that's controlling value.
 
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