Why are the dental bills in blue springs going up?
A new report from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) shows that dental bills for the average Blue Springs resident increased by more than $8,500 in 2017.
The increase is largely due to the surge in dental visits during the drought.
In 2017, residents had a total of 1,834 visits for a total cost of $3,039, the report found.
However, this figure does not include costs associated with filling out forms or filling out the application for a private dental office.
In addition, the CFA found that residents who received private dental services in 2017 paid an average of $6,955 per visit, which increased to an average $7,857 in 2018.
Blue Springs is a small town in the southwestern part of Montana, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Missoula, Montana.
According to the CFPA, Blue Springs residents have seen their dental costs increase since the beginning of the drought, and in some cases they have had to pay more.
The CFA report found that Blue Springs was the only town in Montana where residents had to go to a private dentist for a comprehensive checkup.
However it was also one of the most expensive places to visit, with a combined cost of about $3.6 million.
Residents are now being forced to pay for additional services and have to choose between going to a dental clinic or a private office.
The report also found that the total cost to Blue Springs to address its dental crisis has increased from $832,000 in 2017 to $846,000 last year.
Blue Spring Dental Center CEO Tom Shaw told The American Reporter that the increase in costs is due to a combination of factors.
“In some cases, we are trying to pay out more, and we have to be proactive and have additional revenue streams,” Shaw told the newspaper.
“We also are dealing with the high volume of calls that we have received over the last year.”
In order to stay afloat, Shaw said the dental office needs to be more efficient.
“When you go to fill out your dental application, you have to fill it out as if you are going to be a patient, and then you have three or four other fields of data, so we have a lot of things we have got to manage to make sure that we are delivering the right service to the patients.”
The CFPB report noted that the costs of treating patients are still relatively low.
However with the increase, the amount of time and money spent in caring for patients has decreased.
According the report, the average cost for treating a patient is $339 per visit.
However patients who have been treated over the past year paid an additional $3 to $4.50 for each visit, and the average amount spent per visit has decreased to $1.42, compared to $2.08 in 2017, the year before the drought began.
The increased costs are not only hurting Blue Springs but the communities surrounding it as well.
Shaw said he is concerned that the dentists are being paid more than they should be.
“I think that it is a big problem,” Shaw said.
“Dentists are very skilled and they do the best they can.
The other thing is, we have had a number of patients in our office that were not getting the services they need and the cost of the services is just outrageous.
I think the whole system is being overcharged.”
The cost of care for Blue Springs’ residents also increases the pressure on the dental system.
The dentists that are available to provide care are not trained in what they do and are not equipped to help the community, Shaw told AP.
Shaw told a reporter that there is also a need for dentists who can help residents with chronic conditions, such as cancer and HIV.
Shaw has worked at the Blue Springs Dentistry for over 30 years.
According in his statement, Shaw believes that there are many reasons for the dentistry to be understaffed and underfunded.
“Our system is in need of more dental care, as we have so many chronic conditions,” Shaw wrote in the statement.
“To be honest, the costs are just outrageous and are impacting so many families.
If I had the time and energy to devote to this issue, I would dedicate more time to it.”
The report, which is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is available online at http://www.bls.gov/sites/default/files/bls-data/blsp-numbers-2015-07-12-census.pdf.
The BLS data comes from the census of the United States, which does not allow residents to be counted as living in a county.
In fact, a large number of people living in Montana are counted as residents of the state.
The census includes information about each person in a given census