Contract Analysis Service
Receiving a clear, concise explanation of the terms of a provider contract may help you decide if participating with such a plan is best for you and your patients, as well as helping you avoid unpleasant surprises under the contract in the future.
The ADA Contract Analysis Service ("CAS") will provide you with information concerning a proposed contract so you can better understand and analyze its terms. CAS analyzes:
- Dental provider contracts with third party payers.
- Dental management service organization contracts.
- Contracts that offer dental school students scholarships or loans in exchange for a commitment for future employment.
Utilize this service at no charge by submitting the following documents through your state society prior to signing the proposed contract:
- A copy of your unsigned contract, and
- An analysis request.
CAS is intended as a tool to aid you in understanding and analyzing your proposed contract, and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
Check out these member-only resources on dental benefit contracts:
The foregoing was prepared by the ADA Division of Legal Affairs. Its purpose is to promote awareness of legal issues that may affect dentists and dental practices. This document is not intended to provide either legal or professional advice, and cannot address every federal, state, and local law that could affect a dentist or dental practice. Because the law varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and sometimes changes more rapidly than these materials, we make no representations or warranties of any kind about the completeness, accuracy, or any other quality of the information in the above piece. Nothing here represents advice or opinion as to any particular situation you may be facing; for that, it is necessary to consult directly with a properly qualified professional or with an attorney admitted to practice in your jurisdiction for appropriate legal or professional advice. To the extent the above includes links to any websites, the ADA intends no endorsement of their content and implies no affiliation with the organizations that provide their content. Nor does the ADA make any representations or warranties about the information provided on those sites, which we do not control in any way.
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