The prevailing fee is the amount most dentists within a geographical area charge for a treatment or service. Our standard level of screening is the 80th percentile. Groups may also choose 50th, 60th, 70th, 75th, 85th, 90th, 95th or 99th percentile.
We screen a charge based on the following information:
- Provider zip code
- Date of Service
- Procedure code
Our screening data is updated every six months. Principal Life uses its own data plus data from a third-party resource to screen charges. This third-party resource collects charges from many insurance companies, which gives more credibility to our own statistics.
Content Last Updated: 07/18/2011