Dental Claims & Dental Billing Developments & Insights Blog

By: Jaycee Brown, Director of Communications Larger numbers of potential patients from the “boomer” generation want and need good dental care.  These are not your “denture” patients as in the past. From age 60 to 100 can be upwards to 70% or more of the patient...

Documenting the dental claim *This document does not address policy manual provisions and limitations imposed by each plan that may deny a claim regardless of accurate clinical documentation) What is PSRP/SRP Periodontal scaling and root planing, per quadrant involves instrumentation of the crown and root surfaces of the...

Some patient friendly products found at the CDA in Anaheim this May Waterpik Sonic Fusion You’ve got to get this one! The new Sonic-Fusion (electric brush and flosser combined) features specially engineered Waterpik Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush technologies, as well as the following: Compact, all-in-one design...

If the insurance company has made a processing mistake that can be verified the answer is YES! Many PPO contracts have in the fine print that a dentist must reimburse any amount requested by the payer, even if the error is the insurance company alone.   The...

ntroducing tablet based data entry! By placing a convenient, light-weight, portable device such as an iPad into the equation, a dentist can now multi-task between performing surgical tasks and data entry via a non-intrusive real-time solution. The advanced odontogram design takes patient assessment to another level....

A personal account of why we do what we do. By: Mindy Pruim Davis I went to a Dr.(physician) appointment today at a new office (new insurance). The person verifying insurance told me she would try to call to get my insurance verified, as long as she...

Common errors in reporting D4341 periodontal scaling and root planing (four or more teeth per quadrant), when there are only one to three teeth that qualify--the code for less than 4 teeth is D4342.  This code must be correctly used such as if you do...

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