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What does it mean if the dentist office takes your insurance, but is not a ppo provider for it?


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Asked by cassey.e at 4:54 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Health

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  • it means that out of network copays, co insurance and deductibles will apply. for some plans, this could mean a$5 copay instead of no copay, for some plans it could mean that you are responsible for the entire cost. for other plans it could be anywhere in between. i know this is not very helpful...if you could find out exactly what dental work will be done, then you could call your insurance company and ask them. health care is usually cheaper for you out of pocket when you see a participating provider. some dr. offices will find this information out for you.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 5:00 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • My Dentist is the same way. The accept just what our plan allows for They ask for the same deductable or co pay and take just what the insurance would pay if they were in network. You really need to ask your Dentist what they will want. The Insurance will only pay so much no matter since it is already contracted.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:33 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

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