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Horizon Dental is Covering Charges for PPE So You Don’t Have To

As in-person care returns to dental practices across New Jersey, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – like masks, gloves, and face shields – is critical to keeping our dental members and their in-network dental professionals safe.

Beginning July 1, 2020, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) will reimburse in-network dental professionals $10 per patient to cover the costs of PPE used during a visit. Horizon dental members will face no additional charges and in-network dental professionals may not balance bill Horizon Dental members for any costs associated with PPE.

FOR IN-NETWORK DENTAL PROVIDERS: CDT code D1999 will be temporarily considered reimbursable for in-network dental professionals for the costs associated with PPE through September 30, 2020, unless extended. Horizon BCBSNJ will authorize $10 for CDT code D1999 when submitted once per patient, per date of service and per provider.

If you are a dental professional and have questions about this change or how to appropriately submit claims for PPE, please refer to the ADA guidelines.

For questions related to dental benefits, please call 800-4DENTAL (1-800-433-6825).