The use of an assignment of benefits form in dental practice is explored in this article, with a focus on its potential benefits and limitations. This form allows patients to assign their dental plan benefits to the provider, enabling direct payment for services. However, its acceptance by dental plans varies and is often subject to state and federal regulations. While assignment of benefits offers a pathway to independent fee setting and potential billing for any balance exceeding benefits, legal and regulatory considerations must be addressed to fully implement this approach.
Schulte, Daniel JD
"Dentistry and the Law: How Does an ‘Assignment of Benefits’ Work?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss1/7