Dental Claims & Dental Billing Developments & Insights Blog

Coding dental claims can be challenging especially when you don’t keep up on the changes that take place every year.   Last year alone-- Effective January 1, 2015, the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT), produced by the American Dental Association, included 16 new procedure...

Re-post from the ADA ACA grace period could affect dental practices January 08, 2016 By Jennifer Garvin Has your practice received calls asking for the return of third party payments? The Association wants to remind dentists of the Affordable Care Act's grace period rule, which provides a threemonth grace period for consumers who receive...

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know and that’s okay.  If you have been using Dentrix and suddenly someone shows you an easier way to use the software, don’t feel bad.  The average dental office uses only about 25% of their software program.  We...

“I Want My Practice Back!”   Decades ago, Dr.Q had written a business plan and a mission statement and answered the bankers question about where he would be in five years.  On December 2015 he said, “If I have to practice dentistry like this for another year,...

The open enrollment period for health and dental coverage offered through Covered California, California's benefit marketplace created by the federal Affordable Care Act continues through Jan. 31. Since open enrollment began on Nov.1, more than 60,000 enrollees have selected dental coverage through Covered California's Family...

9/22/2015-From the CDA United Concordia changed how periapical X-rays would be paid this summer and CDA Practice Support, after receiving calls from members about the changes, reached out to the company on behalf of dentists to get additional information. In its June 23 letter to dentists, United...

United Concordia Companies, Inc. will begin denying claims for any periapical radiograph taken routinely on a patient who does not have complaints or symptoms.  This statement is from the ADA News August 17, 2015. At eAssist, we know that we must do everything in our power...