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Like their patients, clinics can choose to be in network with insurance companies. In an insurance network, clinics receive “‘free advertising’ on the insurance plan’s provider directory,” potentially attracting new patients with insurance plans (Ellis 2017). However, participating in more insurance networks does not cause...

Dental and medical insurance require different codes for their claims. Unlike dental insurance, which requires CDT codes for claims, medical insurance requires Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for medical procedures and treatments and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for medical diagnoses and diseases (Lupoli...

The CDT codes are important to describe procedures in claims (“Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code)”). However, Patti DiGangi, “a certified Health Information Technology trainer,” says “The existence of a code does not mean a patient has coverage under a policy. Yet without...

Dental insurance provides coverage on treatments. However, many types of plans exist on the market. Before enrolling into a plan, patients should research waiting periods and benefits of each insurance plan. Since some dental insurance companies have waiting periods, people should decide whether to get insurance...

“At year-end 2016,” about 34 percent of America’s population do not have “dental benefits” (“Who has dental benefits?”). However, dental insurance contains flaws since it “primarily focuses on covering low-cost preventative treatments” and “[most] dental insurance policies cap coverage at $1000-$1,500 a year” (“How to...

When a step in the medical billing process goes awry, such as insurance verification, dentists, employees, and patients become frustrated (tyler 2015). According to the Healthcare Business & Technology website’s article, “Medical Billing,” “It is estimated that doctors in the U.S. leave approximately $125 billion...