Dentists, orthodontists ‘brace’ for PPACA cost-shifting

Among the many unknowns that come with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is one that could hit consumers right in the teeth: orthodontic reimbursement. Pediatric dental, says Evelyn Ireland, executive director at the National Association of Dental Plans, isn’t going anywhere, but parents and others planning on braces should also brace for some cost-shifting.

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