SAN FRANCISCO and HAMILTON, NJ, September 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Dental Insurance Company and P&R Dental Strategies, the leading provider of data-driven business solutions for dental payers, today announced a partnership that began in April 2021 to integrate the DentaQual dentist quality rating system into the dentist directory listings of the Delta Dental network in Florida. DentaQual, developed by P&R Dental Strategies, is the first-ever objective oral health care rating system that showcases the quality of care Delta Dental Insurance Company network providers provide to their patients. Delta Dental Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Delta Dental of California which operates in 15 US states and washington d.c. and includes the Delta Dental subsidiaries of PennsylvaniaDental Delta of New YorkInc., and National DeltaCare UNITED STATES network.
The DentaQual Rating System is designed to meet the growing demand from dental consumers for objective quality ratings for dentists. Rather than relying on subjective patient testimonials, DentaQual scores are determined using data from DentaBase®, P&R Dental Strategies’ database of anonymized, aggregated claims from over 70 national and regional payers. oral health benefits. Dentists are rated on key metrics focused on treatment outcomes, commitment to best practices, cost effectiveness, patient retention, and treatment recommendations. DentaQual compares each dentist’s scores to the average scores of their peers in the same specialty and geographic area to generate an overall star rating for each dentist.
“We believe that quality deserves recognition in a way that can help dentists in our network retain and add patients while introducing more transparency for our members – their patients,” said Dr. Daniel Croleychief dentist at Delta Dental in California. “Feedback from our customers and market intermediaries has always indicated a desire for quality metrics in oral healthcare, which is exactly what DentaQual provides.”
Paul T.SheilsCEO of P&R Dental Strategies, said: “We are delighted that Delta Dental of California has selected P&R and our quality measurement platform DentaQual to provide objective quality scores to its network dentists. By implementing this forward-thinking initiative, Delta Dental of California demonstrated its strong commitment to making quality of care and transparency a top priority for its members in 15 states and the District of Colombia. We applaud them.”
Delta Dental Insurance Company’s online dentist directory now offers a user-friendly DentaQual overall star rating linked to a comprehensive DentaQual scorecard for Delta Dental PPO and Premier plan providers in its 15-state business and District of Colombiaand DeltaCare UNITED STATES dentists who participate in the PPO and Premier plans.
About Delta Dental California
Since 1955, Delta Dental of California has provided comprehensive, high-quality oral health care coverage to millions of enrollees and has built the strongest network of dental providers in the country. Delta Dental California the business includes its subsidiaries Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of PennsylvaniaDental Delta of New YorkInc., as well as the national DeltaCare UNITED STATES network and provides dental benefits to more than 38 million people in 15 states and the District of Colombia*. All are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association based in Oak Brook, Ill., the national non-profit association that, through a nationwide network of Delta Dental companies, collectively serves millions of people nationwide. For more information about Delta Dental from Californiaplease visit www.deltadentalins.com
*Delta dental California the operating areas include Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and the District of Colombia.
About P&R Dental Strategies, LLC
P&R Dental Strategies is the premier dental information company providing personalized, actionable business information powered by DentaBase, our national multi-payer claims database. P&R Dental Strategies’ flexible, state-of-the-art technology platform provides an enterprise-grade suite of quality metrics, business forecasting, complaints review and utilization management, vendor profiling, fraud and abuse and network development solutions to clients looking to contain costs and maximize efficiencies across their businesses. P&R Dental Strategies clients can count on the support of an industry-leading team of dentists, consultants and statisticians to focus on their unique challenges.
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