COVID-19 requires that dentists take extra precautions to protect both themselves and their patients. These added steps can add to the cost of a dental visit.
To protect the health of members while minimizing unexpected fees, Anthem is paying dentists an extra reimbursement from June 15 through August 31, 2020.
Anthem will pay $10 per dental patient, per visit, on dental PPO network claims for personal protective equipment (PPE). Supporting the dentists in their networks can help preserve employee access to providers in their plans.
Anthem will send all self-funded clients an email explaining that they'll automatically be included for PPE reimbursement unless they opt-out by July 3. Fully Insured clients don't need to take any action.
Please remind self-funded clients to respond by the deadline to avoid processing delays or unexpected member copays.
For questions, please contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.722.3373.