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Should You Bill to Medical or Dental? Understanding Billing Dental Procedures to Medical Insurance

Should You Bill to Medical or Dental? Understanding Billing Dental Procedures to Medical Insurance

Does your dental practice ever bill to medical insurance? Depending on the suite of services that you offer, not billing dental procedures to medical insurance could mean missing out on higher reimbursements or leaving your patients paying more for their procedures out of pocket. You might be surprised to learn that medical insurance can reimburse…

3 Signs You Need a Professional for PPO Fee Negotiation

3 Signs You Need a Professional for PPO Fee Negotiation

Is one of your new year’s resolutions for your dental practice to increase revenue without dramatically increasing your workload? While that might sound too good to be true, PPO fee negotiation is one of the ways to get that done. Undertaking such a momentous task on your own can be intimidating and add even more…

3 Common Compliance Errors at Dental Practices

3 Common Compliance Errors at Dental Practices

Maintaining compliance is essential at every dental practice, as it means the difference between passing an audit with flying colors or facing serious financial penalties. Proper coding is important, and over-coding or under-coding are both common compliance errors. How can you ensure that your dental practice is ready in the event of an audit? 1.     …

What Can Dental Practices in 2020 Expect?

What Can Dental Practices in 2020 Expect?

Every year brings plenty of changes for dental practices, whether they involve the codes used to bill insurance carriers or methods that are best for attracting patients. As you prepare for the turn of a new decade, what trends can dental practices in 2020 expect to see? Educating Your Patients There has always been a…

Could Your Practice Benefit from a Third-Party Audit?

Could Your Practice Benefit from a Third-Party Audit?

Every year, your dental practice faces the threat of an audit from an insurance provider. Do you think that you would pass? Many dental practices fail to adequately self-audit their businesses, which can lead to serious consequences if a formal audit occurs. Whether you think you have nothing to worry about or have concerns about…

What to Look for in a PPO Fee Negotiator

What to Look for in a PPO Fee Negotiator

As you close out your books for 2019, are you leaving money on the table? Every year, dental practices leave behind thousands of dollars in potential reimbursement fees due to not negotiating with their insurance provider partners. If you are ready to take charge of your revenue in 2020 and not leave any money behind,…

3 Common Coding Mistakes for Dental Practices in 2019

3 Common Coding Mistakes for Dental Practices in 2019

Your dental practice relies on accurate coding to quickly and efficiently bill insurance providers and receive reimbursement for the services you perform. Common coding mistakes can lead to denied claims or issues with receiving your reimbursement as quickly as possible. What were some of the most common coding mistakes for dental practices in 2019? 3…

3 Common Recredentialing Mistakes

3 Common Recredentialing Mistakes

When many offices finish the credentialing process with a new insurance provider, they breathe a sigh of relief. After all, they never need to worry about completing the process again, right? Wrong! After the credentialing process has been completed, the recredentialing process immediately appears on the horizon. Depending on your provider, you might need to…

Code Changes Every Dental Practice Should Know About for CDT 2020

Code Changes Every Dental Practice Should Know About for CDT 2020

While the new year isn’t here yet, it’s never too early to start preparing for the CDT 2020 additions, deletions and alterations at your dental practice. The Code Maintenance Committee reviewed existing codes and developed 37 new codes, 5 revised codes and 6 deleted codes that every practice should update. Remember that while insurance providers…

Dental Industry Growth Part One: The Boom and Decline of PPO Insurance Carriers

Dental Industry Growth Part One: The Boom and Decline of PPO Insurance Carriers

The dental industry continues to grow, and many dental practices are reaping the benefits. Alongside the growth of DSOs and third-party networks, PPO insurance carriers blossomed, but now appear to be on the decline.   How Many People Are Covered? According to the National Association of Dental Plans, 77% of Americans currently have dental benefits….

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