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In what will likely be welcome news for many dentist-owners, The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020 was signed into law on January 13th. The Act repeals some of the antitrust protections for dental and health insurers that had been put into place under the 1945 McCarran-Ferguson Act.

One analysis of the impact of the partial repeal is that it won’t make much difference as a practical matter; a number of actions that have been the subject of lawsuits previously are still protected. And, dental insurers are also subject to state regulation. 

However, courts are funny things, and it’s hard to predict exactly what the effect will be as individual dentists and groups continue to battle decreasing dental insurance reimbursements and patient cost-shifting. In cases where there is evidence of anti-competitive activity, such as an agreement between companies to limit reimbursement for a range of services, bringing a successful lawsuit should be easier.

You Can Make The Whole Thing Go Away

Dental insurance is probably best viewed as an “unnecessary evil” for most dental practices. Of course, patients need care and insurance helps make that care more affordable, but there’s nothing that says you have to let your practice be held hostage to the PPOs.


The vast majority of private dental practice owners will continue to accept dental insurance even if you banish it from your practice. And you can; Colin Receveur has detailed how to make that happen in this free report.

Busting Out of the PPO Prison: The 4-Part Strategy for Declaring Your Independence From the Insurance Beast Before It’s Too Late – lays out exactly what you need to do to your break practice free from “unlawful confinement.”

Don’t wait for the next “dastardly move” by dental insurers.

Get your free copy of the report at www.PPOPrison.com


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