UIN, Claim Forms & CDHAnet

CDHA Unique Identification Number (UIN)

The following information is for independent practising dental hygienists who are providing services under their own name. If you will be submitting claims to insurance companies for payment, either to you as the provider or on behalf of your client, you will need a CDHA Unique Identification Number (UIN), also known as a provider number. The CDHA UIN consists of 9 unique numbers, starting with “202XXXXXX” that identifies you to the insurance carriers.

The CDHA roster of members' UINs must be current and accurate and renewed each year with your membership renewal. To apply for or renew your UIN you must also be a member of the Independent Practice Network (IPN). An additional $75.00 fee applies. Click here to join.

For more information, refer to the CDHA Direct System of Billing

CDHA National Claim Form

The CDHA National Claim Form is for the use of independent dental hygienists. The CDHA National Claim Form below

Completed CDHA dental hygiene claim forms can be printed and submitted manually to the insurance companies, either by the client or the dental hygienist on behalf of their client. To submit claims electronically, you must enroll in CDHA-ACHDnet.

CDHA-ACHDnet - Enroll for electronic billing

CDHA owns and maintains the CDHA-ACHDnet, our proprietary technology to enable dental hygienists to submit dental hygiene claim forms electronically to over 30 insurance carriers.

To apply, simply read the CDHAnet Subscription Agreement and complete the Electronic Billing Enrollment forms.

If you would like to update your CDHAnet information on file please complete the CDHAnet Account Update Form and return it to CDHA.

In addition, you must purchase practice management software. For a list of software programs compatible with CDHA-ACHDnet go to instreamcanada.com/instream-claims/.

Additional Information

Several insurance carriers require an extra enrollment process for e-billing and Electronic Funds Transfer. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) means that you will receive payment directly into your bank account. Additional information follows for enrollment with Express Scripts Canada and for TELUS Network.

Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (NIHB)

Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program provides coverage for benefit claims for eligible First Nations and Inuit peoples. As of June 1, 2016 in all provinces where dental hygienists can practise independently, dental hygienists may begin submitting procedure claims as independent oral health care service providers. Enrolment for this program opens April 15, 2016. For more information, please download the Welcome Letter from NIHB (Français) and the FAQ sheet (Français).

To enrol, please visit http://provider.express-scripts.ca/. Please note that enrolment for this program is done through Express Scripts Canada. Questions? Contact the CDHA at info@cdha.ca.

Express Scripts Canada

Express Scripts Canada accepts e-claims from independent dental hygienists, including real time processing and electronic funds transfer (EFT). Information and instructions on enrollment, the provider manual and CDHAnet set-up and software configuration below:

TELUS Provider Registry for Direct Deposit

As of July 19, 2015, TELUS Provider Registry is offering dental hygienists the opportunity to sign up for direct deposit through secure email. This option is available to all CDHA-ACHDnet™ users. Not only will you receive payment faster, but the bulk payment will be directly deposited into your office bank account and will include reimbursement for all dental hygienist providers who practise in your office. You will also receive an electronic statement (view samples from Great West Life here). This service will streamline payment to your office and eliminate the need for part-time dental hygiene contractors to endorse insurance cheques.

Telus Provider Network Registration