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ADA Sends Email Clarifying Surprise Billing, Other Concerns For Dentists Applying To HHS Provider Relief Fund

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The ADA News (7/23, Garvin) reports that the ADA emailed members July 23 to “help clear up confusion” about surprise billing – also known as balance billing – and reporting requirements for dentists applying to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.

The article said in the email, ADA President Chad P. Gehani told members the Association “worked with HHS to set the record straight and the department has clarified that dental providers not caring for patients with presumptive or actual cases of COVID-19 are not subject to balance billing prohibitions.”

Dr. Gehani also told dentists that HHS released a notice stating that detailed instructions regarding future reports will be released by Aug. 17 and will apply to payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate from the Provider Relief Fund.

The ADA webinar will be holding a webinar July 28 at 8 pm ET to further assist dentists with questions about the HHS Provider Fund. In addition, the webinar will address other COVID-19 issues, including Small Business Administration loans and updates on Congressional activity. Register here.

Relief Fund Payment Portal. Before applying, HHS recommends providers read the Provider Distribution Instructions Form and download the Provider Distribution Application Form.

For additional information, visit and look under the Resources and Support tab. There is also an FAQ for providers.