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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW CANADA DENTAL BENEFIT? What in The World Is NIHB And Why Should I Care?

Updated: Jan 18



 

Dental offices haven’t been told a lot about the newly introduced Canada Dental Benefit but what we do know is that at present the benefits are being used and are being paid based on the NIHB fee schedule.

 

NIHB is the federal government’s Non-Insured Health Benefits plan that has been around for decades and covers mainly indigenous patients. It is now the template for the CDCP and most of us aren’t that familiar with it.

 

The present reality is that dental offices are seeing seniors present as patients who are qualified to receive treatments that are covered by the new plan. The plan has the potential to be quite mutually beneficial for patients and dental providers. However, because most of us are unfamiliar with what is covered, what the fees are, and how to make it work to everybody’s benefit, help is needed.

 

If a patient presents at your office with a card that entitles them to treatment under CDCP do you know:

 

How often can they be seen and at what intervals?

Which exam codes are covered?

How long should an appointment be?

How many scaling units are covered?

What radiographs are covered?

How do I bring my team up to speed?

 

The fact is that if you want your patients to get the best possible care under this new federal plan there is a narrow margin of error to construct an optimal treatment appointment while following the NIHB rules.

 

The answers to these and other questions are available to you and your team in a software product called RNA180 that provides the real time 24/7 guidance that you need so that your patients, you, and your team can all benefit from the new CDCP/NIHB construct.  As a bonus, RNA180 also has many other practice enhancing features to improve care for all of your patients while making hygiene practice easier and optimizing productivity.

 

If you’re looking for an efficacious way to quickly get your team up to speed with the CDCP/NIHB conundrum while  also optimizing care and productivity for all of your patients, then contact me for a demo of this amazing software product.

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