DentalXChange and Ameritas Group Expand Relationship to Offer Co-Branded Electronic Claims Solution for Dental Providers

Jan 06, 2010, 08:05 ET from EDI Health Group, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- EDI Health Group, Inc., (EHG), parent company of DentalXChange, a provider of enhanced connectivity, streamlined technology and transaction solutions for patients, payers and providers in the dental industry, today announced that Ameritas Group, a leading provider of dental, eye care and hearing care products and services, has expanded its relationship with EHG's DentalXChange by releasing a new co-branded electronic claims solution based on EHG's popular ClaimConnect.

Processing more than 3.6 million dental claims each year, Ameritas Group now offers its dental providers an "All Payer" solution for claims, eligibility, ERA/EOBs and claim status, as well as an integrated electronic attachment solution. Through ClaimConnect, providers may submit claim files from their practice management system, or a direct online data entry solution, with online claim tracking. It can be implemented without set-up fees or long-term contracts and includes unlimited training and client support. As an added incentive for in-network providers who submit claims through ClaimConnect, Ameritas is offering a 30-cent rebate per accepted claim.

"Ameritas is making a statement to its dental providers that we value electronic data interchange and the efforts providers are making to support electronic services," states April Rimpley, M.A.M., FLMI, ACS, vice president - group customer connections and operations for Ameritas Group. "The ability to offer ClaimConnect to our providers brings both time and cost savings to the practice, and will greatly enhance the already high levels of service we provide, including claims processing turnaround times of only five to seven business days on most claims, with dollar accuracy exceeding 99 percent."

"We're excited to team up with Ameritas to help them accomplish their goal of providing a simple electronic solution that is user-friendly and already has familiarity and acceptance in the industry," explains Scott Wellwood, president of EHG. "By working closely with Ameritas, we were able to supply their providers with the ClaimConnect solution, which enables practices to quickly and accurately submit claims with or without a practice management system. This helps lower costs, reduce paperwork headaches and improve service to patients."

About Ameritas Group

Ameritas Group, a division of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., a UNIFI company, is a leading provider of dental, eye care and hearing care products and services. In New York, products are offered through First Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York, a UNIFI company.

Since 1990, Ameritas Group has successfully implemented a number of strategic alliances, special marketing arrangements and dental block acquisitions. Ameritas believes in quality results with impeccable customer service while ensuring a seamless transition for all. For additional information, please visit the company's website at

About EDI Health Group, Inc. - DentalXChange

DentalXChange is a leading provider of enhanced connectivity, streamlined technology and transaction solutions for patients, payers and providers in the dental industry. The company's mission is to simplify business processes, increase productivity, enhance management and revenue cycles, and allow focus on quality customer service and patient care.

In addition to its robust EDI (electronic data interchange) solutions, which have been integrated into many of the dental industry's leading practice management software solutions,, a subsidiary of EHG, delivers these services through an easy-to-use web portal.

EDI Health Group, Inc., is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit the company's website at

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