As of January 1, 2021, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) no longer participates with the Dental GRID. The 2020 Dental Care Addendum to the Provider Group Participation Agreement ended December 31, 2020. This addendum allowed Federal Employee Program (FEP) and TRICARE Retiree members under the FEP BlueDental product to access services at the in-network rate. The termed addendum also serviced the Dental GRID commercial membership from other Blue plans. Providers who are unsure if they’re still enrolled in the Dental GRID can sign into the dental online tools for participating providers or call 1-866-947-9398 to determine your status. This change does not impact FEP Basic or Standard plans.
Provider contracting for those lines of business are handled by DeCare Dental (UniCare), who has always handled the claims processing for FEP BlueDental. To continue in-network services to the FEP BlueDental or other Blue plan members through the Dental GRID, DeCare is offering a new network contract. If you have not been contacted by DeCare and would like to enroll with DeCare call 1-866-947-9398. The same number can be called for claim inquiries.
Please note, this change does not impact BCBSND medical services (such as TMJ or oral surgery); that component of your agreement with BCBSND will continue. This change also does not impact FEP Basic or Standard plans as those are administered through United Concordia Dental (UCD).