TITLE

ETHICAL MOMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Asai, Rickland G.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jun2007, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p823
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a dentistry-related question and answer about fee scheduling. A person asks whether more than one fee schedule is ethical or a form of overbilling. Such concern is said to be unethical according to the American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct (ADA Code) as it states that the patient is covered under dental benefits plan. However, exemption involves warranty of reasonable fee due to specific dental procedure.
ACCESSION #
25594815

 

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