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Our semi-annual newsletter is your key source for staying up-to-date on what’s happening with HMSA dental.

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Have You Received Your Certificate of Excellence?

HMSA Connected CareSM helps promote the total health of your patients. Powered by Coreo, a platform that facilitates a comprehensive, integrated approach to health care, it’s customized to the needs of HMSA health care providers, including dentists. When you display your HMSA Connected Care Certificate of Excellence in your office’s reception area, your patients know that you’re more than just their dentist — you’re looking out for their total health.

You must activate your Coreo provider account by Sept. 30, 2021, to receive your Certificate of Excellence. Provider accounts activated after Sept. 30 will not be eligible to receive the certificate. To learn more or for help activating your Coreo account, visit the HMSA Connected Care resource page.

AHA Scientific Statement on the Importance of Good Oral Health

The American Heart Association continues to recommend viridans group streptococcal (VGS) infective endocarditis (IE) prophylaxis only for categories of patients at highest risk for adverse outcome while emphasizing the critical role of good oral health and regular access to dental care for all. Read the full study.

CE Opportunities Now Available through the Santa Fe Group

We recently joined the Santa Fe Group, the pre-eminent dental think tank in the U.S., as a Silver Supporter. The Santa Fe Group hosts monthly webinars that address critical issues that affect oral health, including the importance of the medical-dental connection. All participating providers are invited to register for these programs at no cost. CE credit is provided to all dentists and hygienists who attend. Ed Murphy, who leads our dental operations, will be one of the featured presenters at an upcoming webinar, Learning from the Convergence of Medical and Dental Insurance: Who’s Driving the Change?, on June 15.

REMINDER: Submit Your Re-credentialing Paperwork

Contracted providers must pass re-credentialing every 12-36 months to maintain participation in our network. Re-credentialing is initiated six months before your re-credentialing due date. You will receive a notice via email or fax from VerifPoint, a credentialing verification organization (CVO). You must submit your re-credentialing paperwork as soon as possible after receiving notification to avoid termination. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Dental Network Manager or email us at: dentalproviderrelations@bshi.net


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