Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Age One Dental Visit for the Privately Insured.

@article{Kolstad2015CostBenefitAO,
  title={Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Age One Dental Visit for the Privately Insured.},
  author={Cecilia Kolstad and Athanasios I. Zavras and Richard K. Yoon},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={376-80}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to perform a cost-benefit analysis of the age one dental visit for privately insured patients. METHODS A major insurance company provided claims from various states submitted between 2006-2012. Data provided included numbers of procedures and respective costs from the first visit until age six years. Data was organized into five groups based on age, for which the first D0145/D0150 code was submitted [(1) age younger than one year old; (2) age one or older… CONTINUE READING